Search results

Connecting Bold BI to SendGrid data source

Bold BI dashboard designer supports connecting SendGrid web services through REST API.

Choose SendGrid data source

To configure the SendGrid data source, follow the below steps:

  1. Click the Data Sources button in the configuration panel to add a new data connection.

    Data source icon

  2. Click CREATE NEW to launch a new connection from the connection panel.

  3. Select the SendGrid connection in the connection panel.

    Choose data source

NOTE: You can also create a data source from the home page by clicking the Data Sources menu from left menu panel and Create Data Source from the data sources page.

Choose data source from server

Create SendGrid data source

Once you click the data source, the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel opens. Follow the below steps to create SendGrid data source.

  1. Enter a name and description (optional) for the data source.

  2. Enter a valid SendGrid REST API endpoint in the URL textbox. Refer the SendGrid API documentation for more details.

    Example: https://api.sendgrid.com/v3/campaigns?limit=100

  3. Select GET method for the REST API in Method combo box.

  4. In Max Rows, enter the maximum number of rows to be fetched. This value is used to fetch the data via pagination.

  5. Replace <:yourapikey> under Headers with a valid API Key.

  6. Choose a time interval for Refresh Settings using the combo box, to trigger the Rest API request periodically to keep the data in sync with our dashboard.

  7. Select JSON data type in Data Format combo box.

  8. Choose None under Authentication Type.

    DataSourcesView

You can also edit the connection information set here using the Edit Connection option.

How do I get Account Key for connecting SendGrid data source?

  1. To get your API key, refer API Key Settings

Additional information

Refresh Settings Period of time before next refresh call is triggered. This will automatically trigger a call for the API configured in the data source to keep the data up to date. If you do not want to sync your new data, choose ‘Never’.

Setting up the URL

  1. For instance, to query about the specific block detail, query the /suppression/blocks endpoint.
  2. From the listed information get the email ID of the specific block.

Replace it in the URL to query a particular payment:

https://api.sendgrid.com/v3/suppression/blocks/<:email_id>

Sample queries

List all Categories

https://api.sendgrid.com/v3/categories

Retrieve all cancel/paused scheduled sends information

https://api.sendgrid.com/v3/user/scheduled_sends

Preview and data import

  • Click Preview & Connect to connect with the configurations set.

  • The Choose Schema(s) dialog opens. The schema represents the key fields of JSON data retrieved from SendGrid Rest API request. This dialog displays a list of schemas in treeview and its corresponding values in grid for preview. Select required schema(s) from treeview to use in designer and click Connect.

    Preview

  • Now, the data design view page with selected table schema opens. Drag and drop the table. Query Editor

  • Click Save to save the data source with a relevant name.

Blog Post

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

Dashboard Designer Walkthrough

SendGrid API Rate Limits

SendGrid Integration