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Connecting Bold BI to Toggl data source

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

Choose Toggl data source

To configure the Toggl 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 Toggl 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 Toggl data source

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

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

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

    Example: https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/dashboard/<:workspace_id>

  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 from the Toggl data source. This value is used to fetch the data from Toggl data source via pagination.

  5. 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.

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

  7. Choose one of the Authentication Type from the dropdown.

    DataSourcesView

  8. To connect based on the chosen Authentication, refer Supported Authentication Types.

NOTE: You can also query Toggl Reports API

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

Authentication for Toggl

Toggl APIs

Authenticate your Toggl account in one of the below ways:

  1. Set Authentication type as Basic http Authentication. Your API Token should be your User Name and ‘api_token’ is its Password.
  2. Set Authentication type as Basic http Authentication and input your Toggl’s username and password.
  3. Set Authentication type as None. Generate Base64 encoded string of your username:password/ yourapitoken:api_token and pass the encoded string as Header with key “Authorization” and value “Basic”.

Report APIs

Authenticate your Toggl account like below:

  1. Set Authentication type as Basic http Authentication. Your API Token should be your User Name and ‘api_token’ is its Password.

NOTE: Refer Supported Authentication types for Toggl API and Reports API.

How do I get API Token for connecting Toggl data source?

  1. Login to your Toggl account.

  2. Go to Profile Settings -> API Token.

    API Token

Additional information

Max Rows Most of the REST APIs return only fewer data on a single API request. To pull the amount of data you need, set a value in this field. Pagination is handled internally and will fetch the amount of data you need.
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 specific workspace, query the /workspaces endpoint.
  2. From the listed information, get the ID of the specific workspace.

Replace it in the URL to query a particular workspace:

https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/dashboard/<:workspace_id>

Mandatory Parameters for Reports API

Below request parameters are mandatory to access the report APIs

  1. user_agent - The name of your application or your email address.
  2. workspace_id - The workspace whose data you want to access.

Sample queries

Tasks

https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/tasks/12345

Projects

https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/projects

Get list of project users in a Workspace

https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/workspaces/12345/project_users

Get users of specific workspace

https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/workspaces/12345/users

Get Dashboard Data

https://www.toggl.com/api/v8/dashboard/12345

Reports API Sample Queries

Weekly Report URL

https://toggl.com/reports/api/v2/weekly?useragent=applicationname&workspace_id=12345

Detailed Report URL

https://toggl.com/reports/api/v2/details?useragent=applicationname&workspace_id=12345

Summary Report URL

https://toggl.com/reports/api/v2/summary?useragent=applicationname&workspace_id=12345

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 Toggl 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.

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

Dashboard Designer Walkthrough

Rate Limitations for Toggl Reports API

Toggl Integration