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Latest Updates on Google Data Analytics (October 2022)

The highlights of the updates on BigQuery, Data Studio, Google Analytics (GA) & Google Tag Manager (GTM). By Alexander Junke

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Small Updates

  • Two new geography functions: ST_ISCLOSED and ST_ISRING
  • Using stored procedures for Apache Spark
  • New BigQuery dashboard metrics for Cloud Monitoring (BI Engine Top Tables Cached Bytes, BI Engine Query Fallback Count, Query Execution Count)

Looker Studio (formerly called Data Studio)

Rebranding to Looker Studio

Google Analytics

Compatibility across GA4 and UA implementations

  • Use the current UA eCommerce implementation to even fire GA4 eCommerce events
  • Replace the UA implementation with a similar GA4 implementation to get GA4 events. Additionally, this solution is also able to still get UA events out of the GA4 tracking.

FTP Data Import

Scheduling the import

Google Tag Manager

Upcoming datadice blog posts for this month

  • Raw GA4 Data in BQ (Sessions and Engagements) — Coming Soon
  • Introduction RAWGraphs — Coming Soon
  • Short Introduction to Dataform — Coming Soon

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