Collecting data from Flashtalking

This guide explains how to collect data from Flashtalking. 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 Flashtalking, see Flashtalking.

  • Flashtalking 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 Flashtalking

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 Flashtalking.

Authorization: Allow Adverity to access Flashtalking

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

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

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

    If you use your credentials to grant Adverity access to Flashtalking, all the Clients 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 Flashtalking, the same applies to the Clients 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 Clients. For more information about user permissions, see Managing user permissions.

Configuration: Choose the data you want to collect from Flashtalking

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

  1. (Optional) Rename your datastream.

  1. In Report type, select the type of data to collect from Flashtalking.

  1. In Clients and Campaigns, select the clients and campaigns 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 Depth, select the depth on which to collect data.

  2. Select the Include all fields checkbox to collect data for all fields. If this checkbox is not selected, configure the fields to be collected in the Fields selector.

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

What's next?

Troubleshooting Flashtalking

I see an error message when fetching data from Flashtalking

The Note: Internal server error error message appears due to an authorization error.

To resolve this issue, re-authorize your connection to Flashtalking.

If the issue continues, if Include all fields is enabled in your datastream settings, disable this option and try fetching your data again.