Connect Data from Instagram to Chartio

You can get your Instagram data into Chartio to make more informed business decisions. This simple and quick guide gives you easy instructions on how you can extract your data from Instagram and then analyze it in Chartio. Our Instagram to Chartio connector allows you to access your Instagram Business data so you can easily manage various media objects, view metadata, and comments, and get reliable insights and metrics, such as reach, impressions, follower-like ratio, and likes. Integrate your Instagram with Chartio to turn your Instagram data into actionable insights.

Instagram is a very popular and free image and video-sharing app from Facebook. With over one billion active users, Instagram is a leading social media platform. Instagram offers businesses a wide range of incredibly powerful marketing tools. The app is available on Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone. Instagram allows people to upload photos and videos to the service and also share them with their online followers or with a specific group of friends. You can choose from different types of ads, like photo ads, carousel ads, video ads, and stories ads. Users can also view, like, and comment on posts shared by their friends on the app. An Instagram account collects data in an Instagram API data warehouse. Companies often have to extract that valuable data for analysis in their business intelligence tools.

Chartio is a great business intelligence tool that helps businesses analyze, review, and track their critical data, such as Instagram Business data. You can leverage Chartio’s drag and drop interface, or SQL, in order to create in-depth and comprehensive analyses and valuable visualizations of your Instagram data. Focused on developing a robust interface for data, Chartio helps companies of all sizes make better and smarter business decisions via intuitive and real-time business analytics. The tool is simple to set up and easy to use. Chartio’s amazing features include a drag and drop user interface that allows you to edit generated queries. Other features include quick visualizations, a single interface for all data sources, filters, funnel visualizations, chart creation on tablets and phones, and drill down and pivots.

Extracting data

Before loading your data into Chartio, you will have to prep it first. If you don't already have a data structure in which to store the data you retrieve, you'll have to create a schema for your data tables. Then, for each value in the response, you'll need to identify a predefined datatype (INTEGER, DATETIME, etc.) and build a table that can receive them. Instagram API documentation should tell you what fields are provided by each endpoint, along with their corresponding datatypes.Complicating things is the fact that the records retrieved from the source may not always be "flat" – some of the objects may actually be lists. In these cases you'll likely have to create additional tables to capture the unpredictable cardinality in each record.

Preparing data

You can retrieve data programmatically through the Instagram API. It is available to all users who use the platform. By leveraging Improvado, you can easily and quickly integrate, connect, and see all your Instagram Insights data flow into Chartio. Follow the API documentation, and you will enjoy access to endpoints, like impressions, CTRs, and CPC. You can access the API through the SDKs which Instagram offers. Officially, the platforms support SDKs for PHP and Python, while there’re also a number of SDKs (community supported) for languages such as R, Ruby, and JavaScript. Data will be returned in either CSV or XLS format, and when your report is ready based on the request, you may access it from a URL. You may also export a report that you have created and saved.

Loading data

As Chartio is a data analysis and visualization tool, your first step is to find your data. Once you have located your data, you can add it to your Chartio account. All you have to do is navigate to the Data Source tab. You will find it in the top Menu, and from this tab you can easily connect your database to Chartio. It is quite simple. And the good thing is that Chartio will require read-only access to the database. You can upload your CSV file from your personal computer. And if you are not ready to connect your database to the tool, you can easily leverage Chartio in order to gain valuable insights from the spreadsheets on your computer. You should use the data sources to which you have been given access. To upload a CSV file as a new data source to your Chartio account, you’ll have to ensure that it’s in a suitable format that Chartio can both read and import in the form of a table. When uploading your CSV data file, you’ll have to verify the date formats and data types that Chartio has auto-detected and then make suitable changes as needed. After you have uploaded a CSV data file to your account, you may update your data in the following ways:  Add a new CSV data table Replace your existing CSV data table Append to your existing CSV data tableIf you’re joining your existing Chartio account, it is likely that your data is already connected. You can create interactive dashboards and insightful real-time reports with Chartio’s amazing visual, drag-and-drop interface with no SQL knowledge.

Keeping data up to date

If you've made it this far, congrats! You probably have written a program or script to extract your data and move it into Chartio. Now it's time to think about how you will keep this data up-to-date by loading updated or new data. Of course, you can just replicate all your data every time you have updated your records, but that would be extremely manual and time-consuming. Luckily there is a better way. The key is building your script so that it can sense incremental updates made to the data. Thankfully, Instagram API results include fields so that you can identify those records which are new since the last update you made (or since the most recent record you have copied). Once you have taken new data into consideration, you can easily set your script either as a continuous loop or cron job to pull down new data as soon as it appears.

The Easiest And Fastest Way To Do It

If all this sounds a bit overwhelming, don't worry -- there is an easier way to get this done! Thankfully, products like Improvado were developed to move data from Instagram to Chartio automatically. Using Improvado, you can easily combine the most crucial and relevant data from your social media ad campaign into a dashboard. You can then connect this data to Chartio.