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[Gd] Introducing AdSense Management Services in Apps Script

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Google Apps Developer Blog: Introducing AdSense Management Services in Apps Script

Editor's note: this announcement is cross-posted from the Google Ads Developer Blog, which caters to AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and AdMob developers. We hope you enjoy this latest addition to Google Apps Script — Ryan Boyd

Starting today, the AdSense Management API is available as part of AdSense Services in Google Apps Script. This means that you’ll be able to do things like:

  • Create AdSense performance reports for your AdSense accounts in a Google spreadsheet
  • Create a chart based on your AdSense reporting data and display it in a Google Spreadsheet
  • Embed your scripts in a Google Sites page, for instance to import a chart
  • Use triggers to schedule the execution of your scripts, for instance to periodically update the chart imported in the Google Sites page

Accessing the API from Google Apps Scripts is very easy. The following snippet of code shows how to generate a report and populate columns of a spreadsheet with the data retrieved:

function generateReport() {
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var sheet = ss.getSheetByName('Reports');
var startDate = Browser.inputBox(
"Enter a start date (format: 'yyyy-mm-dd')");
var endDate = Browser.inputBox(
"Enter an end date (format: 'yyyy-mm-dd')");
var args = {
'metric': ['PAGE_VIEWS', 'AD_REQUESTS', 'MATCHED_AD_REQUESTS',
'INDIVIDUAL_AD_IMPRESSIONS'],
'dimension': ['MONTH']};
var report = AdSense.Reports.generate(startDate, endDate, args).getRows();
for (var i=0; i<report.length; i++) {
var row = report[i];
sheet.getRange('A' + String(i+2)).setValue(row[0]);
sheet.getRange('B' + String(i+2)).setValue(row[1]);
sheet.getRange('C' + String(i+2)).setValue(row[2]);
sheet.getRange('D' + String(i+2)).setValue(row[3]);
sheet.getRange('E' + String(i+2)).setValue(row[4]);
}
}
If you want to generate a chart from your data instead of populating the spreadsheet, that’s very easy as well:
function generateLineChart() {
var doc = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var startDate = Browser.inputBox(
"Enter a start date (format: 'yyyy-mm-dd')");
var endDate = Browser.inputBox(
"Enter an end date (format: 'yyyy-mm-dd')");
var adClientId = Browser.inputBox("Enter an ad client id");
var args = {
'filter': ['AD_CLIENT_ID==' + adClientId],
'metric': ['PAGE_VIEWS', 'AD_REQUESTS', 'MATCHED_AD_REQUESTS',
'INDIVIDUAL_AD_IMPRESSIONS'],
'dimension': ['MONTH']};
var report = AdSense.Reports.generate(startDate, endDate, args).getRows();
var data = Charts.newDataTable()
.addColumn(Charts.ColumnType.STRING, "Month")
.addColumn(Charts.ColumnType.NUMBER, "Page views")
.addColumn(Charts.ColumnType.NUMBER, "Ad requests")
.addColumn(Charts.ColumnType.NUMBER, "Matched ad requests")
.addColumn(Charts.ColumnType.NUMBER, "Individual ad impressions");

// Convert the metrics to numeric values.
for (var i=0; i<report.length; i++) {
var row = report[i];
data.addRow([row[0],parseInt(row[1]),parseInt(row[2]),
parseInt(row[3]),parseInt(row[4])]);
}
data.build();

var chart = Charts.newLineChart()
.setDataTable(data)
.setTitle("Performances per Month")
.build();

var app = UiApp.createApplication().setTitle("Performances");
var panel = app.createVerticalPanel()
.setHeight('350')
.setWidth('700');
panel.add(chart);
app.add(panel);
doc.show(app);
}
A shiny line chart will be displayed in your spreadsheet, as shown in the following picture:


You can start using the service by checking out the reference documentation, that contains also some sample scripts, and this tutorial that implements the use cases mentioned above.

Happy Google Apps Scripting with the AdSense Management API!

Silvano Luciani   profile

Silvano Luciani joined Google's London office in 2011 to make the AdSense API developers happier people. Before that, he has worked in Finland, Italy, Spain and the UK, writing web based configuration management tools for ISPs, social networks, web based training materials, e-commerce apps and more. He has recently discovered that he loves charts, and has finally started to play the drums in the London’s office music room. If you can call what he does "playing the drums".

URL: http://googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.com/2011/12/introducing-adsense-management-services.html

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