Data Feeds - Basics

Overview

Data Feeds provide analytics data on Igloo Objects within a digital workplace. Igloo Objects are things such as Pages, Spaces, Channels, Content, and Users. Data on these objects exist in separate tables. Combing these tables is a large part of creating your own custom reports.

Create custom reports from Data Feeds using analytics tools that support Open Data Protocol (OData v4). OData v4 is a RESTful data protocol that returns JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatted data.

You can also view Data Feeds using a web browser.

Access to Data Feeds

The following Users can access Data Feeds:

  • Site Administrators
  • Enterprise Administrators
  • Users with the Access Analytics Role

This connection requires the use of your Igloo Authentication credentials.

Data Feeds table prefixes

 Data Feeds table names contain prefixes which describe the type of data they contain. These prefixes are:

  • Rpt: Report tables aggregate data on activity within a digital workplace.
  • Top/Member: Workplace Analytics tables contain data for the Workplace Analytics dashboard. 
  • d: Dimension tables describe Igloo Objects.
  • f: Fact tables describe specific actions on Igloo Objects.
  • fl: Factless tables describe the state of Igloo Objects.
  • lkp: Lookup tables map a value from another table to a specific value.

Data Feed's URL

The root OData URL will take the following form:

https://{your community domain}/odata

Append a table’s name to this URL to access it. Table names can be found in the Tables Wiki. For example, use dContentBlog to return a table that includes all Blog articles in a digital workplace.

https://{your community domain}/odata/dContentBlog

Whether you connect to the base URL, or a URL of a specific table, depends on your analytics application. Tools such as Excel and Power BI connect to the root URL and provide the ability to browse tables. Other tools such as DOMO use the URL of specific tables.


Getting Started

Learn the basics of what Data Feeds are, and how they work.

Connect to:

Connect to Data Feeds using your preferred data analysis tools that support OData v4, or JSON data files.

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