Setting Date Range

When setting up a new source, for connectors with time-dependent data, you can pick a date range. Understanding the meaning of this date range is essential for correct functioning of your source.

The date range specifies the snapshot's date range, i.e. whenever a new snapshot is taken, Dataddo will load data from the time period specified by date range. This might be the last couple of days, last month, last year, or your own specific date range.


Let's say you want to connect Facebook Ads to MySQL (or any other data storage). You want to get data from Facebook Ads weekly and have them sent to MySQL right away. This means that whenever a snapshot is taken, it should fetch data for the last 7 days. Therefore, when creating the source, you have to set date range to Last 7 days and the snapshotting frequency (i.e. automatic data synchronization period) to Weekly.

Similarly, if you wanted to load data daily, you would set the Date range to Yesterday and snapshotting frequency to Daily, and if monthly, you would use Last month and Monthly.

Historical Data Load

The date range field is not designed to specify the period of historical data that you would like to load when creating a new source.

If you want to load historical data as well, you can do this simply by following the appropriate documentation just after creating the source.