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Connecting Bold BI to AskNicely data source

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

Choose Ask Nicely data source

To configure the AskNicely 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 AskNicely 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 AskNicely data source

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

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

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


  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. Replace <your_asknicely_domain> with valid domain name and <:your_api_key> with a valid API Key.

  7. Choose None under Authentication Type as authentication is done through the URL with API key.


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

How do I get API Key for connecting AskNicely Data source?

  1. Login to your Ask Nicely account.
  2. Go to Setup -> API and you can find the API Key.
  3. Replace this API Key in <:your_api_key> in Ask Nicely data source in Bold BI Dashboard.

Reveal API Key

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’.

Sample queries

Sent Stats

Historical stats

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 Ask Nicely 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.


  • 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.

Connect using custom attribute and dashboard parameter

We have added support for custom attributes and dashboard parameters to the data source connection. You can connect to the data source using custom attributes or dashboard parameters.

Custom Attribute


Dashboard Parameter

Dashboard Parameter

Note: Refer the Dashboard Parameter Documentation and Custom Attributes Documentation for more details.

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

Dashboard Designer Walkthrough

AskNicely Integration