LinkedIn Ads
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When authorizing access, make sure you have the correct permissions. To access the organization's page analytics data, sign in as an administrator. However, the best practice is to create a dedicated system user. Check the official documentation for further details.

Available Metrics

Dataddo can extract all the metrics provided via an official API. The full list is available here.


Total Number of Rows

LinkedIn Ads API has a hard limit for the total number of rows that can be extracted. Dataddo supports automatic pagination, so the data extraction is in fact distributed into multiple rows. The exact limitation is available here.


For LinkedIn, re-authorization is required every 60 days.

Metric and Ad Recall Data May Not Match

The problem with reach and ad recall metrics is that these metrics cannot be simply summed to get the totals for longer periods. The reason for this is that these metrics are measuring the daily unique users, who either see your ad (reach) or will remember the ad (ad recall). It is not possible to get data for a specific period and keep aggregating them.

  1. One option is to get the daily breakdown and then the daily values will match, but not when summing over more days.

  2. The second solution is to get the data weekly or monthly and again, these weekly/monthly values will match LinkedIn exactly.

    1. The way to achieve this is to create a new source and then a new flow with the particular breakdown (for example, source and flow with daily breakdowns/synchronizations)

Read more about the metrics, and why the data may not be matching here.

Ads Types

The LinkedIn ads platform supports a number of ad formats for an ads campaign with different field attributes. There are two kinds of Ad Creatives Text Ad and Sponsored Status Update.

Dataddo Tip

If you create Sponsored content, the text and title fields will be empty. If you want to see all the information about your ads, you need to create two data sources, one for Advertising insights and one for Sponsored Updates (i.e. shares data), make sure both sources have Share ID attribute, and then blend the sources in Datadado when creating a flow.


Field Name Type Description
text string Body text of the creative.
title string Title of the creative.


**Field ** Type Description
activity optionalActivityUrn URN identifies the sponsored activity. This field is read-only and is derived from creative reference.
directSponsoredContent boolean, default=""false"" Indicate whether the creative is a direct sponsored content (DSC) or not. Direct sponsored content allows an advertiser to sponsor content without first publishing the content on a Company Page or Showcase Page. The field is read-only.
share optionalShareUrn URN identifying the sponsored share. This field is read-only and is derived from creative reference.

Multi-account extraction

Dataddo LinkedIn Ads connector supports automatic extraction from all the available LinkedIn Ads accounts. This feature is particularly useful when you have (e.g. being an online agency) multiple accounts and need to automatically extract the same metrics and dimensions across them.

How to create a LinkedIn Ads Data Source

  1. Sign in to your Dataddo account and click on Sources at the top of the page.

  2. Click on Create Source in the top right corner.

  3. From the connector from the list of sources. You can type the name of the connector into the search bar to find it faster.
    Data sources - choose connectors

  4. From the drop-down menu, choose your Account connected to Dataddo and Ads Account. Click on Next to continue with the setup.
    For LinkedIn, re-authorization is required every 60 days.

    1. Didn't find your account?
      If you want to connect a new account that is not on the list, click on Add New Account at the bottom of the drop-down. You will be redirected to the authorization/sign-in page to confirm the right account. Once you confirm, you will be redirected back to the Dataddo app.

    2. Authorize your account
      If you have not authorized your Account with Dataddo, click on Add new Account and you will be redirected to the authorization/sign-in page.

    3. After you log in and give Dataddo the necessary permissions to access your data, you will be redirected back to the connector.

  5. Choose a name for your Data Source, Pivot, Time Breakdown, Metrics (max 15), and Data Labels (max 10). To continue to the next page, click Next.
    Linkedin - datasets
    NOTE: Data Labels depend on the Pivot you select: Account, Campaign, Campaign Group, Creative, Conversion, or Share. Read more information about the Pivots here.

  6. Configure your snapshotting preferences by choosing your Date range*, Sync type, Sync frequency, Time, and Timezone.
    Date Sources - Snapshotting date range
    NOTE: *If the Data range is available to select, you can load historical data. Read more in our guide.

  7. Before saving the source, you can see a preview of your data by clicking on the Preview button. You can adjust the date range to a more specific view.
    Data source - create - preview
    Also, you can see the full list of the metrics you selected by clicking on Show all Metrics and attributes, in the left navigation.

    * Broken View / Error Message

    If you cannot see a preview of your data, go back a few steps and check your setup. The most common causes are:

    • Date range - we recommend a smaller date range. If you need to load historical data, check our guide.
    • Invalid metrics, attributes or breakdowns, or their combination - you may not have any values for them.
      Data source -create- error(3)
  8. Click on Save and your new Data Source is ready.

Congratulations, your new Data Source is ready!

Need assistance?

Feel free to contact us and we will help you with the setup. To speed the process of resolving your issue, make sure you provide us with sufficient information.

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