How to use Google Analytics sample dataset for BigQuery

BigQuery provides sample Google Analytics data which you can use for practice purposes. 

In order to access the Google Analytics sample dataset for Bigquery follow the steps below:

Step-1: Navigate to https://console.cloud.google.com/bigquery

Step-2: Make sure that you have access to the BigQuery Public data set.

If you do not have the access then check out this article first: How to access BigQuery Public Data Sets

Step-3: Click on the project ID ‘bigquery-public-data‘:

Step-4: Type ‘google_analytics‘ in the search box:

Step-5: Press the enter key.

You should now see a screen like the one below:

Google Analytics sample dataset for BigQuery

Step-6: Click on the ‘>’ button next to ‘google_analytics_sample‘ data set:

You should now be able to see the data table under this data set:

Step-7: Click on the ‘ga_sessions_(366)’ data table and then click on the ‘Preview’ tab:

You are now looking at the Google Analytics sample data from BigQuery.

The ‘ga_sessions_(366)’ is the name of the data table under the ‘google_analytics_sample’ dataset. This table contains the Google Analytics sample data for BigQuery.

At this point you can run SQL query by clicking on the ‘QUERY TABLE’ button (like the one below) to retrieve a particular set of data:

That’s how you can access and use Google Analytics sample dataset for BigQuery.

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