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Connecting Bold BI to PipelineDeals data source

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

Choose PipelineDeals data source

To configure the PipelineDeals 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 PipelineDeals 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

Create PipelineDeals data source

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

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

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

    Example: https://api.pipelinedeals.com/api/v3/deals.json?apikey=<:yourapi_key>

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. Choose None under Authentication Type.

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

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

  1. Login to PipelineDeals account. Go to Account Settings -> Pipeline Deals API. Refer Access API key
  2. Use this API key as api_key value in URL in PipelineDeals data source in Bold BI Dashboard.

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 deal details, query the /deals endpoint.
  2. From the listed information get the id of the specific deal.

Replace it in the URL to query a particular payment:

https://api.pipelinedeals.com/api/v3/deals/<:dealid>.json?apikey=iurhuashi65wGF

Sample queries

List of Calendar Events

https://api.pipelinedeals.com/api/v3/companies/1234/deals.json?api_key=iurhuashi65wGF

Retrieve deals associated to a company

https://api.pipelinedeals.com/api/v3/calendarentries.json?apikey=iurhuashi65wGF

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 PipelineDeals 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

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