Connect Data from YouTube to Domo
You can get your Youtube data into Domo to make more informed business decisions. This simple and quick guide gives you easy instructions on how you can extract your data from Youtube and then analyze it in Domo. Our Youtube to Domo connector allows you to access your Youtube 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 Youtube with Domo to turn your Youtube data into actionable insights.
YouTube is a leading video-sharing platform where users view, share, upload, rate, and comment on videos. Content on YouTube is diverse and includes video clips, TV show clips, audio recordings, movie trailers, music videos, short original videos, educational videos, and video blogging. YouTube Analytics is the pulse of your channel. You can use it to uncover trends to see what is working and what's not.
The platform uses Adobe Flash Video technology in order to display an extensive variety of corporate media as well as user-generated videos.
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Before loading your data into Domo, 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.
YouTube's 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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You can easily get data from the convenient YouTube Analytics API as well as the YouTube Reporting API. This analytics API is great as it allows both content managers and channel owners to easily download custom reports pertaining to their YouTube Analytics data. And the YouTube Reporting API permits you to download complete sets of data in bulk.
You can leverage the power of Domo’s data pipeline with the incredible flexibility of the DataSet API import capability. Domo is a great platform that allows you to quickly and easily store, aggregate, transform, and query data. Hence, with Domo, your data can easily provide power rich and insightful visualizations.
You must first have your DataSet created in order to import data. To load your data in CSV format, keep in mind that the Domo specification used to represent data grids in the CSV format often closely follows the popular RFC standard for CSV (known as RFC-4180).
Domo extends the RFC in the following two ways:
- Optionally using line feeds without a carriage return as the row separator
- Support of various unicode characters
Also, note that all data uploaded in this specific format has to comply fully with a schema that’s supplied separately from the upload. The CSV, for example, has to comply with the field types and the correct number of columns. When creating your new DataSet through the API, store your DataSet's dataset ID, or you can simply retrieve the preferred dataset ID via the DataSet API.
With your dataset ID, it is vital to choose an appropriate update method when you are importing data through the API. You have two choices. You can either APPEND or REPLACE the data which currently exists in your DataSet.
Note that if you choose APPEND, it will incrementally create new data rows to your dataset as they’re imported via the API. On the other hand, REPLACE will remove your existing data and then refresh your DataSet with all of the data from your last import through the API. Once you have chosen the kind of update Method for the data that you plan to import, you will have to use your dataset ID to make the request. Domo will then return a response of either success or failure for the outcome of data being loaded into DataSet.
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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 Domo.
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, YouTube 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 YouTube 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 YouTube to Domo 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 Domo.