Set up a Google Cloud project

Sure! Here’s a detailed guide on how to accomplish step 1 of migrating historical data from Google Analytics to a local file system or database:

Step 1: Set up a Google Cloud project

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Console: Visit the Google Cloud Console website ( and sign in using your Google account.
  2. Create a new project: Click on the project dropdown menu at the top of the page and select “New Project”. Enter a name for your project and click “Create”.
  3. Enable the Google Analytics API: In the Google Cloud Console, navigate to your newly created project. On the left sidebar, click on “APIs & Services” and then “Library”.
  4. Search for the Google Analytics API: In the library search bar, type “Google Analytics API” and select it from the results.
  5. Enable the API: Click on the “Enable” button to enable the Google Analytics API for your project.
  6. Set up API credentials: In the Google Cloud Console, navigate to your project and click on “APIs & Services” -> “Credentials” in the left sidebar.
  7. Create OAuth 2.0 Client ID credentials:
  • Click on the “Create Credentials” button and select “OAuth client ID”.
  • Choose “Web application” as the application type.
  • Enter a name for your credentials.
  • Add the authorized JavaScript origins and redirect URIs as needed. For local development, you can use http://localhost as the origin and http://localhost/redirect as the redirect URI.
  • Click “Create” to generate the OAuth 2.0 Client ID.
  • Take note of the Client ID and Client Secret values as you’ll need them in step 4.
  1. Complete the setup: Once you have created the OAuth 2.0 Client ID, you have successfully set up a Google Cloud project and enabled the Google Analytics API.

Completing step 1 will ensure that you have a project with the necessary API access to fetch data from Google Analytics. In the next steps, you will utilize these credentials and set up the development environment to authenticate and retrieve data using the Google Analytics Reporting API.