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flaky-glass-98822

04/03/2023, 6:39 AM
Hi, I'm using GA4 to collect data, but I didn't get the expected results after following the tutorial. The issue I encountered is that no data was collected in BigQuery, and there was no growth_book_js table as shown in the tutorial. I'm wondering if the tutorial omitted some steps? Is Rudderstack necessary to use GA4?
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fresh-football-47124

04/03/2023, 6:54 AM
oh, that’s specific to the project we created for the demo
can you log in to bigQuery console and see what the name of your table is?
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flaky-glass-98822

04/03/2023, 6:56 AM
I created a schema manually, but there is no data collected
However, there is a table called analytics_337026711 created by BigQuery itself with data automatically collected
The data inside are partitioned by date, I don't have a table that contains all the historical data
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fresh-football-47124

04/03/2023, 7:06 AM
that analytics_NNN looks right - did you add the bigQuery link a few days ago?
can you share your tracking callback call?
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flaky-glass-98822

04/03/2023, 7:07 AM
Yes, but I can not bind the analytics_ table to growthbook
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fresh-football-47124

04/03/2023, 7:09 AM
making a db and table in BigQuery isn’t the right way to do it - it will add the table based on the custom event - or should
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flaky-glass-98822

04/03/2023, 7:14 AM
Is that possible to connect growth book to GA4 without creating a table in BQ?
It is recommended in the doc, but I prefer to do it in the UA way like before
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fresh-football-47124

04/03/2023, 7:20 AM
in your tracking callback
you should have a gtag custom event, no?
that will go to GA4, and then be added to BigQuery
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flaky-glass-98822

04/03/2023, 7:30 AM
I'll have a try, thanks
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busy-air-96466

04/03/2023, 11:51 AM
For me, the first step was to get GA4 set up properly, defining my events / triggers / tags in Google Tag Manager and writing a helper function to send events to GA4. Are you using GTM?
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