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Connecting Bold BI to Avochato data source

The Bold BI dashboard designer connects the Avochato web services through REST API.

Choose Avochato data source

To configure the Avochato data source, follow these 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 Avochato 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 the left menu panel and Create Data Source from the data sources page.

    Choose data source from server

Create Avochato data source

Once you click the data source, the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel opens. Follow these steps to create a Avochato data source:

  1. Enter a name and description (optional) for the data source.
  2. Click the API Endpoints from drop box and choose the required Endpoints.
  3. Enter your authId and authsecret for the datasource. Refer to Avochato API Access documentation
  4. Click Custom Url to enter the URL manually. Refer to the Avochato API documentation
  5. Select the GET method for the REST API in the Method combo box.
  6. In Max Rows, enter the maximum number of rows fetched from the Avochato data source. This value is used to fetch the data from the Avochato data source using the pagination.
  7. Choose a time interval for the Refresh Settings using the combo box to periodically trigger the Rest API request to keep the data in sync with your dashboard.
  8. Select the JSON data type in the Data Format combo box.
  9. Choose None in the Authentication Type combo box.

Data source preview

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

Additional information

Max Rows Most 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 the 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.

Setting up Custom URL

  1. For instance, to get the specific account details, query or show the Account endpoint.

  2. From the listed information get the ID of the specific account.

  3. Replace it in the URL to query particular conversations:

    https://www.avochato.com/v1/accounts/<:id>?auth_id=<:yourauthid>&auth_secret=<:yourauthsecret>

Sample queries

  1. To get all the accounts details, you need to replace your authid and authsecret in the below given URL

    https://www.avochato.com/v1/accounts?auth_id=<:yourauthid>&auth_secret=<:yourauthsecret>

  2. To get all links details, you need to enter your authid and authsecret in the below given URL

    https://www.avochato.com/v1/links?auth_id=<:yourauthid>&auth_secret=<:yourauthsecret>

Preview and data import

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

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

    Preview

  • Now, the data design view page with the selected table schema opens. Drag from the tree view table in the left pane and drop the table on the Query designer page.

    QueryEditor

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

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

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