Sprout Social
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Sprout Social is a social media management platform that enables businesses to manage and analyze their social media presence. It provides tools for scheduling posts, monitoring social media channels, engaging with audiences, and analyzing performance, helping organizations enhance their social media strategies.

Refer to our website for the list of metrics and attributes available in Dataddo.

Refer to Sprout's official documentation to see all available endpoints from the Sprout Social API.

Authorize Connection to Sprout Social

In Sprout Social

To authorize your Sprout Social account, you will need an API token.

  1. In your Sprout account, navigate to the Settings page.
  2. Unde the Reporting section, click on API Tokens.
  3. Accept Sprout’s Analytics API Terms of Service and click on Create API Token.
  4. Name your token, click on Create Token to finalize.
  5. Copy the value.

In Dataddo

  1. On the Authorizers page, click on Authorize New Service and select Sprout Social.
  2. Fill in the Sprout Social API Token.
  3. Rename your authorizer for easier identification and click on Save.

How to Create a Sprout Social Data Source

  1. On the Sources page, click on the Create Source button and select the connector from the list.
  2. Select your dataset and click on Next to continue.

    If you are not sure which dataset you need but know the metrics and attributes, use the Search by Name or Attribute function.

    Fixed-schema connector
  3. From the drop-down menu, select your authorizer.
    Didn't find your authorizer?

    Click on Add new Account at the bottom of the drop-down and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also go to the Authorizers tab and click on Add New Service.

  4. Name your data source and select your metrics and attributes. Keep in mind that metrics and attributes depend on the selected dataset.
  5. Configure your sync frequency or the exact synchronization time under Show advanced settings.

    If you need to load historical data, please refer to the Data Backfilling article.

  6. Preview your data by clicking on the Test Data button in the top right corner. You can adjust the date range for a more specific time frame.
  7. Click on Save and congratulations, your new data source is ready!


Data Preview Unavailable

No data preview when you click on Test Data might be caused by an issue with your source configuration. The most common causes are:

  • Date range: Try a smaller date range. You can load the rest of your data afterward via manual data load.
  • Insufficient permissions: Please make sure your authorized account has at least admin-level permissions.

Twitter Data: Twitter Content End User License Agreement

To retrieve Twitter data via Sprout Analytics API, you're required to undergo a brief Twitter review and approval.

  1. Contact your Sprout Social account representative to initiate the Twitter review process.
  2. Once your use case is approved, go to the API Tokens settings page and accept the Analytics API Twitter Content End User License Agreement.

Related Articles

Now that you have successfully created a data source, see how you can connect your data to a dashboarding app or a data storage.

Sending Data to Dashboarding Apps

Sending Data to Data Storages

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