Easysoft ODBC-Google-Analytics Driver User's Guide - Preface

About this manual

This manual is intended for use by anyone who wants to install the Easysoft ODBC-Google-Analytics Driver, configure it, and then work with Google Analytics data in an ODBC-enabled application such as Micorosoft Excel.

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Introduces the Easysoft ODBC-Google-Analytics Driver.

Explains how to install the Easysoft ODBC-Google-Analytics Driver.

Explains how to configure the Easysoft ODBC-Google-Analytics Driver.

Technical Reference and Glossary.


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