How To Create a Data Source
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How To Create a Data Source

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How to Create a Data-Based 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. Choose 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. First, select the required Dataset and click on Next.
    NOTE: If you are not sure which Dataset you need, but you know which Metrics and Attributes you are looking for, you can use the Search by name or attribute function or you can browse through all the possible Attributes and Metrics for each Dataset by clicking on the specific Dataset.
    Facebook Graph - datasets

  5. From the drop-down menu, choose your Account connected to Dataddo, and then select other fields, such as campaign, ads account, or other. Click on Next to continue with the setup.

    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.
      NOTE: In case the authorize requires API key/token, data label, domain/subdomain, or other additional information, search the connector page in the top search bar of Dataddo Documentation Site for more information.

    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.

  6. Choose a Name for your Data Source and select the Attributes. To continue to the next page, click Next.
    Facebook Graph - metrics

    NOTE: The Metrics and Attributes depend on the Dataset you selected in the previous step. If you need different Metrics and Attributes, go back two steps and change the Dataset.

  7. Continue  with the Snapshotting

Connecting a Non Dataset-Based Data Source

Some connectors, such as Google Ads, Facebook (except Facebook Graph), Instagram ... are not dataset-based and the configuration of such data sources is a little different.

  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 list of sources, choose the connector. 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 then select other fields, such as campaign, ads account, or other. Click on Next to continue with the setup.
    Google Analytics - account

    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. 
      NOTE: In case the authorize requires API key/token, data label, domain/subdomain, or other additional information, search the connector page in the top search bar of Dataddo Documentation Site for more information.

    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, select the Metrics and other fields. To continue to the next page, click Next.
    Google Analytics - metrics

Snapshotting

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

  2. 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

  1. 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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