Tableau is a business intelligence tool that you can use to create reports, charts, data graphics and dashboards, using different data sources –and it is now part of our Data Integrations.
The Socialbakers API is available as a data source for Tableau using a Web Data Connector (WDC).
To use the Tableau Web Data Connector, you will need to access it with the same authentication (token and secret) used to access our API, as described in the Security and Authentication section from our Socialbakers API documentation.
The official documentation for Tableau Web Data Connector is available here – it describes the web data connectors, what to do before you use a connector, how to connect Tableau to a web data connector, and so on.
To connect the Web Data Connector to our API, simply access the link https://api.socialbakers.com/tableau-wdc through the Tableau Desktop and enter the Secret and Token credentials on the required fields (more about the secret and token explained below).
What are the limitations implied?
Upon connecting the WDC with our API the user will be able to download all the metrics available in our API except for metrics prefixed with (“insights_”) from Facebook and Instagram. For more information about this, check our official documentation here.
So how do you get access to the Socialbakers API?
Go to Socialbakers Suite Account Settings → Integrations & API
In this menu, you have all the possible integrations we offer displayed.
In case the Socialbakers Public API integration is not yet activated, press the Request button – your Account Manager will be automatically notified and is to contact you as soon as possible.
If you have the API integration, you should receive an email from our Support Team with your login API credentials, by request.
It is important to mention that all the data pulled from the API will depend on the pages and corresponding data connections monitored in your Socialbakers Account, meaning that you won’t have access to insights metrics data if:
- You don’t own the page;
- Insights are not connected;
- The insights token is expired.
You will have access to page’s public data as long as it’s being monitored in your Suite Account.
How to Log in
After we have the confirmation from your Account Manager that you should have access to the API Integration, we will generate the credentials for one of your active users. Each user has its own unique API credentials.
The credentials will look like the example below:
Please make sure you follow our Socialbakers Official API Guide for further details.
If you have any technical questions concerning the connection of the WDC with the Socialbakers API, feel free to reach out our Socialbakers Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.