The tap-adwords Meltano extractor pulls data from the Google Adwords API that can then be sent to a destination using a loader.

Alternative variants

Multiple variants of tap-adwords are available. This document describes the meltano variant.

Alternative variants are:

Getting Started

Prerequisites

If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration

Using the Command Line Interface

  1. Add the tap-adwords extractor to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add extractor tap-adwords --variant meltano
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Using Meltano UI

  1. Start Meltano UI using meltano ui:

    meltano ui
  2. Open the Extractors interface at http://localhost:5000/extractors.
  3. Click the “Add to project” button for “Google Ads”.
  4. Choose "Add variant 'meltano'".
  5. Configure the settings below in the “Configuration” interface that opens automatically.

Next steps

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Select entities and attributes to extract
  2. Add a loader to send data to a destination
  3. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.

Settings

tap-adwords requires the configuration of the following settings:

These and other supported settings are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Developer Token (developer_token)

Your Developer Token for Google AdWord Application

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set developer_token <developer_token>

export OAUTH_GOOGLE_ADWORDS_DEVELOPER_TOKEN=<developer_token>

OAuth Client ID (oauth_client_id)

Your Google OAuth Client ID

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set oauth_client_id <oauth_client_id>

export OAUTH_GOOGLE_ADWORDS_CLIENT_ID=<oauth_client_id>

OAuth Client Secret (oauth_client_secret)

Your Google OAuth Client Secret

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set oauth_client_secret <oauth_client_secret>

export OAUTH_GOOGLE_ADWORDS_CLIENT_SECRET=<oauth_client_secret>

Access Token (refresh_token)

The Refresh Token generated through the OAuth flow run using your OAuth Client and your Developer Token

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set refresh_token <refresh_token>

export TAP_ADWORDS_REFRESH_TOKEN=<refresh_token>

Account ID(s) (customer_ids)

A comma-separated list of Ad Account IDs to replicate data from

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set customer_ids <customer_ids>

export TAP_ADWORDS_CUSTOMER_IDS=<customer_ids>

start_date

Determines how much historical data will be extracted. Please be aware that the larger the time period and amount of data, the longer the initial extraction can be expected to take.

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set start_date YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

export TAP_ADWORDS_START_DATE=YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

end_date

Date up to when historical data will be extracted.

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set end_date YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

export TAP_ADWORDS_END_DATE=YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

User Agent for your OAuth Client (user_agent)

The User Agent for your OAuth Client (used in requests made to the AdWords API)

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set user_agent <user_agent>

export TAP_ADWORDS_USER_AGENT=<user_agent>

Conversion Window Days (conversion_window_days)

How many Days before the Start Date to fetch data for Performance Reports

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set conversion_window_days 0

export TAP_ADWORDS_CONVERSION_WINDOW_DAYS=0

Primary Keys (primary_keys)

  • Environment variable: TAP_ADWORDS_PRIMARY_KEYS
  • Default: {"KEYWORDS_PERFORMANCE_REPORT"=>["customerID", "campaignID", "adGroupID", "keywordID", "day", "network", "device"], "AD_PERFORMANCE_REPORT"=>["customerID", "campaignID", "adGroupID", "adID", "day", "network", "device"]}

Primary Keys for the selected Entities (Streams)

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-adwords set primary_keys '{...}'

export TAP_ADWORDS_PRIMARY_KEYS='{...}'

Looking for help?

If you're having trouble getting the tap-adwords extractor to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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