Collecting data from Active Agent

This guide explains how to collect data from Active Agent. To learn how to collect data from a different data source, go back to the Available data sources in Adverity overview.

Introduction

For a list of the fields that you can collect from Active Agent, see ActiveAgent.

  • Active Agent can collect a maximum of 1 million rows per single report. To fetch more data than this, split your fetch into smaller date ranges in the Initial Fetch step of creating a datastream.

Creating a datastream to collect data from Active Agent

The basics of creating a datastream to collect data from any data source are explained in our guide to Creating a datastream. This guide contains information about the specific steps to create a datastream to fetch data from Active Agent.

Authorization: Allow Adverity to access Active Agent

  1. If you choose Access using your credentials or Access using someone else's credentials, in Set up or edit Networks, you or the person granting access must choose one of the following options:

    • Choose Grant access to all Networks, including those created in the future to allow Adverity to access all existing Networks and all Networks created in the future.

    • Choose Select specific Networks to which you want to grant access to determine the specific Networks that you want Adverity to access. Adverity will not automatically have access to Networks created in the future. You will need to grant Adverity access to any Networks created in the future.

    If you use your credentials to grant Adverity access to Active Agent, all the Networks available to you using your credentials will be visible in the Authorizations page to all Adverity users with permission to edit this authorization.

    If someone else uses their credentials to grant Adverity access to Active Agent, the same applies to the Networks available using their credentials.

    This is important to consider if you do not want all Adverity users with permission to edit the authorization to be able to see the details of the Networks. For more information about user permissions, see Managing user permissions.

Configuration: Choose the data you want to collect from Active Agent

To choose what data to collect and customize the Active Agent datastream configuration, follow these steps:

  1. (Optional) Rename your datastream.

  1. In Report type, select the type of data to collect from Active Agent. The selected report type determines the additional fields to populate.

  1. In Networks, Banners, Campaigns and Orders, select the networks, as well as banners, campaigns or orders for which to collect data. If you do not select any items in a drop-down list, Adverity collects data for all items in the drop-down list.

  1. In Group by, select how the data is aggregated. If you leave this field empty, data is not aggregated.

  1. In Fields, change the list of fields that you want to see in your data extract.

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