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Adding a YouTube Channel to Data Studio

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I am trying to add a clients YouTube channel via the YouTube connector, however, I am getting an error and unable to do so, please can someone tell me what the process is for adding a YouTube channel?

thanks a lot

Adding a YouTube Channel to Data Studio

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Hi Hannah, 

 

Did you resolve this? 

 

I'm also having trouble. I'm trying to add a YouTube connector via the channel ID (YouTube Analytics > Advanced > Channel > Channel ID), as the channel is with an organisational account.

 

I just keep receiving "The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request." when I try to connect, and there's no option to put in credentials.  

 

Any guidance or suggestions from the community would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Daniel 

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Hi,

I never actually got a response so if anyone can help that would be great.

Hannah

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I'm trying to do the same and still getting same error.

Does anyone have any solution?

 

Thanks.

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Does anyone have an answer to this ??

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Hi, 

I am  trying the same, getting same error.

Any solution?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi folks,

 

I did get this to work though can't remember the exact steps I took. Here's a summary of my config:

 

- Selected YouTube Analytics > Advance > Channel under Connectors

- Added both the channel ID and the Google+ page ID for the channel

- The channel owner made me a manager for the channel in question (this may be the critical step)

 

Thanks,

Daniel 

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How would I combine this data? For example: How could I combine all my channels into a single chart showing views/day? Thanks

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@Sal

 

One way to achieve this would be to export all of your YouTube data to an intermediary like Google Sheets (https://developers.google.com/youtube/analytics/v1/code_samples/apps-script#export_youtube_analytics...), aggregate the data in a Google Sheets tab (e.g. summing up all of your views), then use the Google Sheet as a source for Google Data Studio. 

 

This solution is a bit technical though, as you'll need to work with the YouTube API. More elegant solutions from the community are welcome!