Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Automatically add AdWords Data to a Google Slide

Have you ever had to give a presentation about the performance of an AdWords account and spent a lot of time copy-and-pasting data from AdWords into your slides? If so, now you can automatically push data from AdWords into Google Slides.

This script leverages the recently announced integration of AdWords Scripts with the Google Slides API. Because this is one of the advanced APIs, the code is a bit more complicated and you will have to enable the Google Slides API from the script through an additional authorization step.

The code below appends a new slide to your Google Slide deck and adds some basic AdWords metrics. You can modify this code to add exactly the data from AdWords you want.

// AdWords Script: Add a Slide with AdWords Data
// --------------------------------------------------------------
// Copyright 2017 Optmyzr Inc., All Rights Reserved
// This script takes a Google Presentation as input and appends a slide with basic AdWords metrics.
// Use this to automate creating an appendix of AdWords data to existing PPC report slides.
// The AW data we append is basic but can easily be tweaked to your own needs.
// For more PPC management tools and reports, visit

// Update this line with the presentation you want to edit. 
// E.g. this is for presentation
var PRESENTATION_ID = "1RxIzTJC6Jwwd3H5aaRjA-zj3d5IhcG9uOTuOfwk8PUg"

function main() {
  var pageId = createSlide(PRESENTATION_ID);
  // Get the page element IDs for a basic TITLE_AND_BODY layout
  var baseElementId = readPageElementIds(PRESENTATION_ID, pageId);
  var titleId = baseElementId + "_0";
  var textId = baseElementId + "_1";
  // Edit the following with the text for the slide's title
  var titleText = "Automatically Fetched AdWords Data";
  updateElement(PRESENTATION_ID, titleId, titleText);
  // The next line gets text for the body section
  var dataForSlide = getLastMonthData();
  updateElement(PRESENTATION_ID, textId, dataForSlide);
  Logger.log("Done updating slides at" + PRESENTATION_ID);

function getLastMonthData() {
  var currentAccount = AdWordsApp.currentAccount();
  //Logger.log('Customer ID: ' + currentAccount.getCustomerId() +
  //    ', Currency Code: ' + currentAccount.getCurrencyCode() +
  //    ', Timezone: ' + currentAccount.getTimeZone());
  var stats = currentAccount.getStatsFor('LAST_MONTH');
  var clicks = stats.getClicks();
  var impressions = stats.getImpressions();
  var text = clicks + " clicks from " + impressions + " impressions.";

function createSlide(presentationId) {
  // You can specify the ID to use for the slide, as long as it's unique.
  var pageId = Utilities.getUuid();

  var requests = [{
    "createSlide": {
      "objectId": pageId,
      //"insertionIndex": 1,
      "slideLayoutReference": {
        "predefinedLayout": "TITLE_AND_BODY"
  var slide =
      Slides.Presentations.batchUpdate({'requests': requests}, presentationId);
  //Logger.log("Created Slide with ID: " + slide.replies[0].createSlide.objectId);
  return (pageId);

function updateElement(presentationId, elementId, textToAdd) {
  var requests = [{
      "insertText": {
        "objectId": elementId,
        "text": textToAdd,
  var result =
      Slides.Presentations.batchUpdate({'requests': requests}, presentationId);

function readPageElementIds(presentationId, pageId) {
  // You can use a field mask to limit the data the API retrieves
  // in a get request, or what fields are updated in an batchUpdate.
  var response = Slides.Presentations.Pages.get(
      presentationId, pageId, {"fields": "pageElements.objectId"});
 var objectIds = response.pageElements[0].objectId;
  var parts = objectIds.split("_");
  var objectIdBase = parts[0] + "_" + parts[1];
  //Logger.log("objectIdBase: " + objectIdBase);

We maintain the most current version of this code on GitHub.

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