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Adtraction: Authentication and reauthentication guide

This guide will walk you through how to authenticate or reauthenticate Adtraction with Google Sheets, Data Studio, and Excel.


Before you begin

To connect Supermetrics to Adtraction, you need:

  1. Navigate to AccountSettings.
  2. Select API from the navigation menu.
  3. Copy the API token. 

Query types

With Adtraction, we support two query types:

  • Advertiser 
  • Affiliate accounts

Note that if you're logged with an API token belonging to an advertiser account, you can only use the report types intended for advertiser users. The same applies to affiliate accounts. 

 

Data protection agreement 

If you have any questions about how Supermetrics handles and secures your data, read our policy on data privacy and security.

Instructions


Google Sheets Data Studio  Excel Data integrations
Before you can authenticate the data source in Google Sheets, you need to install the Supermetrics add-on.
  1. Open a new Google Sheets file. 
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Under Data source, select Adtraction.
  4. Enter your Account name and API key and click Start.
  5. Navigate to Report configuration.
  6. Under Select query type, select the query type.
  7. Under Approval status, select the approval status type. 


Reauthenticate

Learn how to reauthenticate the data source with Supermetrics in Google Sheets.

Next steps

Learn how to create your first Supermetrics query with Adtraction.

Troubleshooting

  • If you encounter an authentication error such as “authentication failed”, “you need to reauthenticate” or similar, see this guide
  • If you encounter a permission error such as “user permission denied” or similar, follow this guide.

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