Google Cloud Storage provides a file storage web service for developers and enterprises that combines the performance and scalability of Google’s cloud with geo-redundancy, advanced security and sharing capabilities.
To activate your Google Cloud Storage integration, you will need an active Google Service Account.
Create a Bucket in your account to store your mParticle data and grant
Storage Object Creator to
firstname.lastname@example.org. This allows mParticle to create files in your bucket.
Optionally, you can create a folder in your bucket to store your mParticle data. This is useful if you are storing other data in the same bucket, or if you want to separate dev and production data without creating two buckets. If you want to store your data in a folder, you must provide the name of the folder in the Connection Settings dialog.
mParticle audience membership updates to GCS are handled in batch.
Files will consist of individual JSON records delimited by new-lines.
Example of an individual record:
An uploaded file’s name will be structured as follows.
[Audience Name]_[Audience ID]_[Date]_[Time]_[GUID].txt
NOTE: All spaces in Audience names are replaced with hypens.
By default, Google Cloud Storage will forward all available Device and User identities for a given user. However, you can individually set which of these are excluded in the Connection Settings dialog.
Upon saving a new audience subscription, mParticle will attempt to upload an empty file called
mparticle-validation-[time stamp].txt to the bucket and folder to verify it is configured correctly. In order to guarantee the file name is unique we add the time stamp to it. This will generate a new file every time you save the audience subscription.
If there is any error in the subscription settings, the connection won’t be saved, and an error message will be displayed.
mParticle doesn’t delete the downstream audience when you delete an audience in mParticle.
|Setting Name||Data Type||Default Value||Description|
|Storage Bucket Name||
||The name of the storage bucket to which mParticle will forward audience data.|
||An optional name of a folder in the storage bucket in which to store audience data. If not set, files will simply be uploaded directly under the bucket.|
|Identities to Exclude||
||An optional setting allowing one to indicate which user and device identities to exclude in outgoing data.|
|Include Audience Deletes||
||False||If checked, mParticle will process audience membership removal. Otherwise, these requests will be skipped.|
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