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Apple Search Ads connection guide

Learn how to connect your Apple Search Ads data to Supermetrics.


If you need to connect this data source to one of our data warehouse or cloud storage destinations, explore our prerequisite and filling guides.


Before you begin

There are two ways to connect Supermetrics to Apple Search Ads.


Instructions


Connect using OAuth

Your account needs the Account Read Only and Account Admin user roles to connect. Learn more about user roles in Apple's documentation.

For Excel users

If your team uses Supermetrics for Excel, you'll see different options for managing and sharing data source connections in that destination. Learn more.


Google Sheets Data StudioExcel

Make sure you've installed the Supermetrics add-on before you connect.

  1. Open a new Google Sheets file.
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Click Create query.
  4. Under Data source, select Apple Search Ads.
  5. Click Connect with OAuth.
  6. Click Start.
  7. Log in with the Apple ID you want to use to pull data.
  8. Grant "Account Read-Only" access, and click Grant Access.

Learn about advanced settings, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for Supermetrics for Google Sheets.


Connect using API username and secret key

If you're connecting with an API username and secret key, follow the steps below to get the credentials you need to connect.


Your account needs the API Account Manager or API Account Read Only user role to connect. Learn more about user roles in Apple's documentation.


Get an API username and secret key

Step 1: Download a public key certificate
  1. Open Supermetrics in your report. Click Data source, and then Apple Search Ads. If you're using Data Studio, click Authorize when prompted.
  2. A dialog should open. Scroll down and click Click here to download your public key certificate.
  3. Once your download's complete, find the file in your "Downloads" folder (it'll be a .pem file).
  4. Right-click on the .pem file. Click Open with, and select a text editor (like Notepad on Windows, or TextEdit on Mac). Leave the file open while you follow the steps below.
Step 2: Generate API client
  1. Log in to Apple Search Ads with your API user account.
  2. Click on your username on the top right, and navigate to Settings.
  3. Copy the whole text from the public key certificate file you downloaded earlier and paste it into the Public key field. The file should include both BEGIN PUBLIC KEY and END PUBLIC KEY.
  4. Click Generate API client.
  5. This will generate the Client ID, Team ID, and Key ID. Click Save to save those credentials.
  6. Return to the Supermetrics login dialog.
  7. Copy the Client ID, Team ID, and Key ID, and paste them into the fields with those labels.


Google Sheets Data StudioExcel

Make sure you've installed the Supermetrics add-on before you connect.

  1. Open a new Google Sheets file.
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Click Create query.
  4. Under Data source, select Apple Search Ads.
  5. Click Connect with API username and secret key.
  6. Enter your Client ID, Team ID, and Key ID from "Step 2: Generate API client".
  7. Click Start.

Learn about advanced settings, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for Supermetrics for Google Sheets.


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