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Re: st: Accessing Google Analytics data from withing Stata


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Accessing Google Analytics data from withing Stata
Date   Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:44:11 +0100

No idea on the big question but -!- or -winexec- gives you access to
operating system commands. -help shell-.

Nick

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Charles Vellutini
<charles.vellutini@ecopa.com> wrote:

> We are trying to automate the downloading of Google Analytics data into Stata. We use Windows and Stata 12.1.
>
> As some of you may know, there are some nice utilities to download GA data into Excel (see http://www.google.com/analytics/apps/results?category=Reporting%20Tools). The one utility that we use can be automated through a batch file (a ".bat" Windows file). So one option would simply be to run a .bat file from Stata, then import the resulting data from Excel, which is easy with Stata 12. What I don' know is how to run a Windows .bat batch file from within a do-file? Is that possible?
>
> Also, I would also be curious about any other approach to automating GA data transfers within Stata. For example, how difficult do you think it would be to develop a special Stata utility based on GA Core Reporting API (see http://code.google.com/intl/fr/apis/analytics/docs/gdata/home.html).

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