Method jobs.create

Creates a reporting job. By creating a reporting job, you are instructing YouTube to generate that report on a daily basis. The report is available within 24 hours of the time that the job is created.

Request

HTTP request

POST https://youtubereporting.googleapis.com/v1/jobs

Authorization

All YouTube Reporting API requests must be authorized. The Authorization guide explains how to use the OAuth 2.0 protocol to retrieve authorization tokens.

YouTube Reporting API requests use the following authorization scopes:

Scopes
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/yt-analytics.readonly View YouTube Analytics reports for your YouTube content. This scope provides access to user activity metrics, like view counts and rating counts.
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/yt-analytics-monetary.readonly View YouTube Analytics monetary reports for your YouTube content. This scope provides access to user activity metrics and to estimated revenue and ad performance metrics.

Parameters

Query parameters

Parameters
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
The ID of the content owner for whom the API request is being made. If the request does not specify a value for this parameter, the API server assumes that the request is being made for the user's own channel.

Request body

The request body contains a Job resource that sets values for the reportTypeId and name properties.

Response

Success

The response body contains a Job resource.

Errors

  • Bad Request (400)
    • The request did not specify a value for the job resource's name property.
    • The request did not specify a value for the job resource's reportTypeId property.
    • The reportTypeId specified in the request does not exist.
    • The request attempted to create a job for a deprecated report type.
  • Forbidden (403)
    • The request attempted to create a job for a system-managed report. YouTube will automatically generate system-managed reports, and content owners will not be able to modify or delete jobs that create those reports.
  • Conflict (409)
    • The request attempted to create a job that already exists.

Examples

Note: The code samples below may not represent all supported programming languages. See the client libraries documentation for a list of supported languages.

Java

The sample below uses the Java client library.

This code sample calls the reportTypes.list method to retrieve a list of available report types. It then calls the jobs.create method to create a new reporting job.

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 * in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
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package com.google.api.services.samples.youtube.cmdline.reporting;

import com.google.api.client.auth.oauth2.Credential;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.json.GoogleJsonResponseException;
import com.google.api.services.samples.youtube.cmdline.Auth;
import com.google.api.services.youtubereporting.YouTubeReporting;
import com.google.api.services.youtubereporting.model.Job;
import com.google.api.services.youtubereporting.model.ListReportTypesResponse;
import com.google.api.services.youtubereporting.model.ReportType;
import com.google.common.collect.Lists;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.util.List;

/**
 * This sample creates a reporting job by:
 *
 * 1. Listing the available report types using the "reportTypes.list" method.
 * 2. Creating a reporting job using the "jobs.create" method.
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
 */
public class CreateReportingJob {

    /**
     * Define a global instance of a YouTube Reporting object, which will be used to make
     * YouTube Reporting API requests.
     */
    private static YouTubeReporting youtubeReporting;


    /**
     * Create a reporting job.
     *
     * @param args command line args (not used).
     */
    public static void main(String[] args) {

        /*
         * This OAuth 2.0 access scope allows for read access to the YouTube Analytics monetary reports for
         * authenticated user's account. Any request that retrieves earnings or ad performance metrics must
         * use this scope.
         */
        List<String> scopes = Lists.newArrayList("https://www.googleapis.com/auth/yt-analytics-monetary.readonly");

        try {
            // Authorize the request.
            Credential credential = Auth.authorize(scopes, "createreportingjob");

            // This object is used to make YouTube Reporting API requests.
            youtubeReporting = new YouTubeReporting.Builder(Auth.HTTP_TRANSPORT, Auth.JSON_FACTORY, credential)
                    .setApplicationName("youtube-cmdline-createreportingjob-sample").build();

            // Prompt the user to specify the name of the job to be created.
            String name = getNameFromUser();

            if (listReportTypes()) {
              createReportingJob(getReportTypeIdFromUser(), name);
            }
        } catch (GoogleJsonResponseException e) {
            System.err.println("GoogleJsonResponseException code: " + e.getDetails().getCode()
                    + " : " + e.getDetails().getMessage());
            e.printStackTrace();

        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.err.println("IOException: " + e.getMessage());
            e.printStackTrace();
        } catch (Throwable t) {
            System.err.println("Throwable: " + t.getMessage());
            t.printStackTrace();
        }
    }

    /**
     * Lists report types. (reportTypes.listReportTypes)
     * @return true if at least one report type exists
     * @throws IOException
     */
    private static boolean listReportTypes() throws IOException {
        // Call the YouTube Reporting API's reportTypes.list method to retrieve report types.
        ListReportTypesResponse reportTypesListResponse = youtubeReporting.reportTypes().list()
            .execute();
        List<ReportType> reportTypeList = reportTypesListResponse.getReportTypes();

        if (reportTypeList == null || reportTypeList.isEmpty()) {
          System.out.println("No report types found.");
          return false;
        } else {
            // Print information from the API response.
            System.out.println("\n================== Report Types ==================\n");
            for (ReportType reportType : reportTypeList) {
                System.out.println("  - Id: " + reportType.getId());
                System.out.println("  - Name: " + reportType.getName());
                System.out.println("\n-------------------------------------------------------------\n");
           }
        }
        return true;
    }

    /**
     * Creates a reporting job. (jobs.create)
     *
     * @param reportTypeId Id of the job's report type.
     * @param name name of the job.
     * @throws IOException
     */
    private static void createReportingJob(String reportTypeId, String name)
        throws IOException {
        // Create a reporting job with a name and a report type id.
        Job job = new Job();
        job.setReportTypeId(reportTypeId);
        job.setName(name);

        // Call the YouTube Reporting API's jobs.create method to create a job.
        Job createdJob = youtubeReporting.jobs().create(job).execute();

        // Print information from the API response.
        System.out.println("\n================== Created reporting job ==================\n");
        System.out.println("  - ID: " + createdJob.getId());
        System.out.println("  - Name: " + createdJob.getName());
        System.out.println("  - Report Type Id: " + createdJob.getReportTypeId());
        System.out.println("  - Create Time: " + createdJob.getCreateTime());
        System.out.println("\n-------------------------------------------------------------\n");
    }

    /*
     * Prompt the user to enter a name for the job. Then return the name.
     */
    private static String getNameFromUser() throws IOException {

        String name = "";

        System.out.print("Please enter the name for the job [javaTestJob]: ");
        BufferedReader bReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
        name = bReader.readLine();

        if (name.length() < 1) {
            // If nothing is entered, defaults to "javaTestJob".
          name = "javaTestJob";
        }

        System.out.println("You chose " + name + " as the name for the job.");
        return name;
    }

    /*
     * Prompt the user to enter a report type id for the job. Then return the id.
     */
    private static String getReportTypeIdFromUser() throws IOException {

        String id = "";

        System.out.print("Please enter the reportTypeId for the job: ");
        BufferedReader bReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
        id = bReader.readLine();

        System.out.println("You chose " + id + " as the report type Id for the job.");
        return id;
    }
}

PHP

The sample below uses the PHP client library.

This code sample calls the reportTypes.list method to retrieve a list of available report types. It then calls the jobs.create method to create a new reporting job.

<?php

/**
 * This sample creates a reporting job by:
 *
 * 1. Listing the available report types using the "reportTypes.list" method.
 * 2. Creating a reporting job using the "jobs.create" method.
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
 */

// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTubeReporting.php';
session_start();


/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);

/*
 * This OAuth 2.0 access scope allows for read access to the YouTube Analytics monetary reports for
 * authenticated user's account. Any request that retrieves earnings or ad performance metrics must
 * use this scope.
 */
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/yt-analytics-monetary.readonly');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// YouTube Reporting object used to make YouTube Reporting API requests.
$youtubeReporting = new Google_Service_YouTubeReporting($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  // This code executes if the user enters a name in the form
  // and submits the form. Otherwise, the page displays the form above.
  try {
    if (empty(listReportTypes($youtubeReporting, $htmlBody))) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>No report types found.</p>');
    } else if ($_GET['reportTypeId']){
      createReportingJob($youtubeReporting, $_GET['reportTypeId'], $_GET['jobName'], $htmlBody);
    }
  } catch (Google_Service_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
}


/**
 * Creates a reporting job. (jobs.create)
 *
 * @param Google_Service_YouTubereporting $youtubeReporting YouTube Reporting service object.
 * @param string $reportTypeId Id of the job's report type.
 * @param string $name name of the job.
 * @param $htmlBody - html body.
 */
function createReportingJob(Google_Service_YouTubeReporting $youtubeReporting, $reportTypeId,
    $name, &$htmlBody) {
  # Create a reporting job with a name and a report type id.
  $reportingJob = new Google_Service_YouTubeReporting_Job();
  $reportingJob->setReportTypeId($reportTypeId);
  $reportingJob->setName($name);

  // Call the YouTube Reporting API's jobs.create method to create a job.
  $jobCreateResponse = $youtubeReporting->jobs->create($reportingJob);

  $htmlBody .= "<h2>Created reporting job</h2><ul>";
  $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>"%s" for reporting type "%s" at "%s"</li>',
      $jobCreateResponse['name'], $jobCreateResponse['reportTypeId'], $jobCreateResponse['createTime']);
  $htmlBody .= '</ul>';
}


/**
 * Returns a list of report types. (reportTypes.listReportTypes)
 *
 * @param Google_Service_YouTubereporting $youtubeReporting YouTube Reporting service object.
 * @param $htmlBody - html body.
 */
function listReportTypes(Google_Service_YouTubeReporting $youtubeReporting, &$htmlBody) {
  // Call the YouTube Reporting API's reportTypes.list method to retrieve report types.
  $reportTypes = $youtubeReporting->reportTypes->listReportTypes();

  $htmlBody .= "<h3>Report Types</h3><ul>";
  foreach ($reportTypes as $reportType) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>id: "%s", name: "%s"</li>', $reportType['id'], $reportType['name']);
  }
  $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

  return $reportTypes;
}
?>

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Create a reporting job</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form method="GET">
    <div>
      Job Name: <input type="text" id="jobName" name="jobName" placeholder="Enter Job Name">
    </div>
    <br>
    <div>
      Report Type Id: <input type="text" id="reportTypeId" name="reportTypeId" placeholder="Enter Report Type Id">
    </div>
    <br>
    <input type="submit" value="Create!">
  </form>
  <?=$htmlBody?>
</body>
</html>

Python

The sample below uses the Python client library.

This code sample calls the reportTypes.list method to retrieve a list of available report types. It then calls the jobs.create method to create a new reporting job.

#!/usr/bin/python

# Usage example:
# python create_reporting_job.py --name='<name>'

import httplib2
import os
import sys

from apiclient.discovery import build
from apiclient.errors import HttpError
from oauth2client.client import flow_from_clientsecrets
from oauth2client.file import Storage
from oauth2client.tools import argparser, run_flow


# The CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE variable specifies the name of a file that contains

# the OAuth 2.0 information for this application, including its client_id and
# client_secret. You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from
# the Google Developers Console at
# https://console.developers.google.com/.
# Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
# For more information about using OAuth2 to access the YouTube Data API, see:
#   https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication
# For more information about the client_secrets.json file format, see:
#   https://developers.google.com/api-client-library/python/guide/aaa_client_secrets
CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE = "client_secrets.json"

# This OAuth 2.0 access scope allows for read access to the YouTube Analytics monetary reports for
# authenticated user's account. Any request that retrieves earnings or ad performance metrics must
# use this scope.
YOUTUBE_ANALYTICS_MONETARY_READ_SCOPE = (
  "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/yt-analytics-monetary.readonly")
YOUTUBE_REPORTING_API_SERVICE_NAME = "youtubereporting"
YOUTUBE_REPORTING_API_VERSION = "v1"

# This variable defines a message to display if the CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE is
# missing.
MISSING_CLIENT_SECRETS_MESSAGE = """
WARNING: Please configure OAuth 2.0

To make this sample run you will need to populate the client_secrets.json file
found at:
   %s
with information from the APIs Console
https://console.developers.google.com

For more information about the client_secrets.json file format, please visit:
https://developers.google.com/api-client-library/python/guide/aaa_client_secrets
""" % os.path.abspath(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__),
                                   CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE))

# Authorize the request and store authorization credentials.
def get_authenticated_service(args):
  flow = flow_from_clientsecrets(CLIENT_SECRETS_FILE, scope=YOUTUBE_ANALYTICS_MONETARY_READ_SCOPE,
    message=MISSING_CLIENT_SECRETS_MESSAGE)

  storage = Storage("%s-oauth2.json" % sys.argv[0])
  credentials = storage.get()

  if credentials is None or credentials.invalid:
    credentials = run_flow(flow, storage, args)

  return build(YOUTUBE_REPORTING_API_SERVICE_NAME, YOUTUBE_REPORTING_API_VERSION,
    http=credentials.authorize(httplib2.Http()))


# Call the YouTube Reporting API's reportTypes.list method to retrieve report types.
def list_report_types(youtube_reporting):
  results = youtube_reporting.reportTypes().list().execute()
  reportTypes = results["reportTypes"]

  if "reportTypes" in results and results["reportTypes"]:
    reportTypes = results["reportTypes"]
    for reportType in reportTypes:
      print "Report type id: %s\n name: %s\n" % (reportType["id"], reportType["name"])
  else:
    print "No report types found"
    return False

  return True


# Call the YouTube Reporting API's jobs.create method to create a job.
def create_reporting_job(youtube_reporting, report_type_id, name):
  reporting_job = youtube_reporting.jobs().create(
    body=dict(
      reportTypeId=report_type_id,
      name=name
    )
  ).execute()

  print ("Reporting job '%s' created for reporting type '%s' at '%s'"
         % (reporting_job["name"], reporting_job["reportTypeId"],
             reporting_job["createTime"]))


# Prompt the user to enter a report type id for the job. Then return the id.
def get_report_type_id_from_user():
  report_type_id = raw_input("Please enter the reportTypeId for the job: ")
  print ("You chose '%s' as the report type Id for the job." % report_type_id)
  return report_type_id


if __name__ == "__main__":
  # The "name" option specifies the name that will be used for the reporting job.
  argparser.add_argument("--name",
    help="Required; name for the reporting job.")
  args = argparser.parse_args()

  if not args.name:
    exit("Please specify name using the --name= parameter.")

  youtube_reporting = get_authenticated_service(args)
  try:
    if list_report_types(youtube_reporting):
      create_reporting_job(youtube_reporting, get_report_type_id_from_user(), args.name)
  except HttpError, e:
    print "An HTTP error %d occurred:\n%s" % (e.resp.status, e.content)
  else:
    print "Created reporting job."

Try it!