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Google Analytics Cannot be Added to Gateway

Good Morning,


One of our departments has built a dataset/report tied into Google Analytics. When configuring a scheduled refresh for them, I am running into the error below (Cannot be added to gateway). I have seen a couple other posts dealing with this error, but have not seen a solution that works, or that I understand 🙂 . Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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Hi everyone! 


I have the same issue; I'm using a gateway built by my IT so that I can have data refreshed everyday during the night automatically (otherwise I needed my computer to be on and connected to the company's network). 

Since I've added Google analytics as a data from PBI desktop, the data doesn't refresh anymore (it's working if I do it on desktop, but after publishing, I always get an error message anyway). 


The error message says: an error occured while treating the data of the dataset (I'm translating here from French).

{"error":{"code":"DM_GWPipeline_Gateway_InvalidMashupConnectionString","pbi.error":{"code":"DM_GWPipeline_Gateway_InvalidMashupConnectionString","parameters":{},"details":[],"exceptionCulprit":1}}} Table: Google Conversions (GA4).


When I check the data of the dataset on PBI Service, the only issue there is is "Google analytics > impossible to add to gateway":



And since Google analytics is the source for the Google Conversions (GA4) table, I assume it's connected?


I've checked the links that both @collinq and @v-stephen-msft have posted, but it doesn't help; 


I found also this talk about it:

Solved: Re: [Need Help] Problems on adding Google analytic... - Microsoft Fabric Community

I've tried the steps given here: Merge or append on-premises and cloud data sources 


>But my gateway already allows "user's cloud data sources to refresh through this gateway cluster". 

When I try to add a new connexion source (in local I assume, as it says "You don't need to add the cloud data sources here.", Google analytics is not listed:






So I'm quite lost...


Thanks for your help!




>Update on that; it seems the problem comes from one table only (although I set up several Google Analytics tables); from what I have tested, the problem occurs once I merge the Analytics table with data a table that is saved in my onedrive (and thus goes through the gateway). 

It's silly; the data from the 2nd table is also from GA, it's conversion data, but PBI doesn't allow me to load that data as I have an accent in the conversion name (and I haven't figured out how to change the conversion name all the while keeping the past data).

I guess it becomes a mixed table with two different sources; cloud and gateway and here comes the bug. 


I may try to see if:

1- I can pull out the 2nde table from the gateway (as it's only on onedrive)

2- or if it doesn't work, I put it on Google sheets

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Hi @Anonymous ,

Sorry to disturb you...

But did I answer your question ? Please mark my reply as solution. Thank you very much.


Best Regards,
Stephen Tao

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Hi @Anonymous ,


Gateway is not supported or required for Google Analytics.


Reference: Power BI data sources


And the refreshing can be done, you have to use the Google Analytics connector and then you can schedule the refresh in the Power BI Service.

Visualize and Explore your Google Analytics data with Power BI


Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Hi @Anonymous ,


I have two thoughts about this.  First, does Google Analytics need a gateway?  It is cloud based and therefore shouldn't necessarily need a gateway.  Second, have you looked at the Gateway setup itself?  In the gateway you will get a more informative error message that gives you the problem.


Here is an (older but still relevant) link showing how to do it - with no gateway involved.

Power BI + Google Analytics = Power Analytics | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI


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