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No Data And All Fields Are Blank When Connecting to Google Analytics Demo Account


Published: 18 Dec 2020
Last Modified Date: 23 Dec 2020

Issue

No Data And All Fields Are Blank When Connecting to Google Analytics Demo Account.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Google Analytics

Resolution

As an alternative, connect to a non-demo Google Analytics account.

Cause

Tableau uses the Google Analytics API to query data from Google Analytics accounts, however the Demo account that Google provides is not enabled for API access. 

From Google Help:
You cannot use the demo account with the Analytics Reporting API. Attempts to do so result in a permissions error: (403) insufficientPermissions.
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