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Connecting Bold BI to Zendesk Sell data source

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

Choose Zendesk Sell data source

To configure the Zendesk Sell 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 Zendesk Sell 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 Zendesk Sell data source

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

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

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

    Example: https://api.getbase.com/v2/contacts

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

  5. Replace your App Token in the headers (i.e Bearer ).

  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. Set Authentication type as None.

    Connection window

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

How do I get Access Token for Zendesk Sell?

To get your access token, follow the steps defined in Zendesk Sell Documentation

Access 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. Query the /leads endpoint.
  2. From the listed information, get the ID of the specific lead.

Replace it in the URL to query a particular lead:

https://api.getbase.com/v2/leads/<:lead_id>

Sample queries

Orders

https://api.getbase.com/v2/orders

Retrieve all completed and related type tasks of specific resource type

https://api.getbase.com/v2/tasks?type=related&resource_type=leads&completed=true

Deal Sources

https://api.getbase.com/v2/deal_sources

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 Zendesk Sell 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

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