Connect Data from Sizmek to Chartio
You can get your Sizmek 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 Sizmek and then analyze it in Chartio. Our Sizmek to Chartio connector allows you to access your Sizmek 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 Sizmek with Chartio to turn your Sizmek data into actionable insights.
Sizmek is an ad management platform for advertisers and agencies focused on digital advertising campaigns. The platform engages audiences across any screen on a global scale.
Chartio is a great business intelligence tool that helps businesses analyze, review, and track their critical data, such as Facebook Ads 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 Facebook Ads 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.
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.
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The Sizmek API enables clients and partners to integrate with the Sizmek advertising platform and data in their own independently built applications. The API provides programmatic access and control to advertising accounts so partners can create campaigns, manage and traffic ads, and retrieve analytics and reporting data.
Read more about how to set up your Sizmek API account here: https://developers.sizmek.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029611991-Introduction-to-the-Sizmek-API
Sizmek REST Reporting API enables developers to use and integrate the Report Builder Analytics services in their applications.As requests for large reports can take a while to generate, the Sizmek API uses an asynchronous technique for requesting reports. With this technique, you send an initial request that specifies the data you want in the report. Once the report has been generated it will be delivered to you by selected delivery option (email, FTP, or URL).
There are two types of reports:
- Ad hoc: Defined on a specific date range of data, the report is executed when you save it. After executing the report, the execute response shows the metadata for the report that includes the Execution ID. You use the Execution ID to ping the report to establish if it has failed or completed so that you can either report the reason for the failure or retrieve the completed report by URL, email, or FTP.
- Scheduled: Defined on a specific date range of data, the report is activated when you save it.
When creating this type of report, you define a schedule specifying when you want the report run, its frequency and the period of time that you want the the report to run.
On completion of each scheduled report it is delivered by email or to an FTP.Use the auto-generate tool in the Sizmek Advertising Suite to simulate a JSON report request, and then copy the report request into the code application, and create your report request.
The procedure for using the auto-generate tool for both an ad hoc and scheduled report is the same except that for a scheduled report, you must create the schedule when you want the report to run. Read more about this here: https://developers.sizmek.com/hc/en-us/articles/206688003-Report-Service-API-Reporting-API-Documentation
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 a 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, Sizmek’s 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. And keep in mind that, as with most codes, once you write it, you will need to maintain it. In case HubSpot changes its API, or if the API sends a field containing a data type that your code does not recognize, you might have to change the script.
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 Sizmek to Chartio automatically. Using Improvado, you can easily combine the most crucial and relevant data from your ad campaign into a dashboard. You can then connect this data to Chartio.