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akigo45
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Connecting Google Analytics Fail

Hello everyone. Has anyone encountered this error when pulling data from google analytics into power bi? In google analytics gave editor access to google mail. The dextop itself is on the server, when connecting to google analytics source it comes out: access denied. What can this be related to?

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Hi @akigo45 As a workaround, you can try to connect your GA4 data using an external connector. Like the other comment mentioned, this is related to permissions, but 2.0 connector is still in beta and also using an external tool to pull the data will let you pre-filter the data before exporting it to PBI. About some of this tools, I've tried windsor.ai, supemetrics (which doesn't have PBI as a destination, so you first have to export to Google Sheets and then export to PBI) and funnel.io. I stayed with windsor because it is much cheaper so just to let you know other options. In case you wonder, to make the connection first search for the GA4 connector in the data sources list:

 

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After that, just grant access to your GA4 account using your credentials, then on preview and destination page you will see a preview of your GA4 fields:

 

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There just select the fields you need. Finally, just select PBI as your data destination and finally just copy and paste the url on PBI --> Get Data --> Web --> Paste the url. 

 

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Good day, thank you for you advice. I'll try it. But I try to use another source as Google Sheets- same mistake, acces denied. 

amitchandak
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@akigo45 , This error comes because of the permission. Make sure you have give correct permission to access the data

Good day, thank you for you answer. Google account has correct permission , also I try to use another source as Google Sheets- same mistake, acces denied. 
Do you know pbi account has connect with google account? Where can I see it? 

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