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Publishing A Google Analytics Data Source Or A Workbook Linked To A Google Analytics Data Source into Tableau Server

We can create informative reports on our website analytics using Tableau. Tableau has the ability to connect to a Google Analytics data source. The problem is that if Tableau cannot pass the credentials to Google automatically, the following error message pops up.

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“An error occurred when publishing the data source. GetOAuthUsername caught exception processing specs. Response code: 500”

So, how we can publish a Google Analytics data source into a Tableau sever? How we can publish created Tableau worksheets that are linked to a Google Analytics data source into the Tableau server? Why the above error message pops up and how we can resolve the problem? These and some more questions are going to be answered in the following post. But, first of all, how we can use Tableau to create reports based on Google Analytics data sources?

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