In this article:
Setting up a Data Connector
Changing a Data Connector
Removing a Data Connector

Setting up a Data Connector

Once you have decided on the data connector that suits your needs, you are ready to implement that data connector in your video. The connector is what enables the connection between the video fields that you have defined and the actual data that you hold regarding your viewers.

1.

Access the video page of the relevant video.

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2.

In the Data Integration section, click Connect Data.

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The Manage Data Integration window is displayed, ready for you to select a data connector. Note that the Video Field column on the left is populated with the video data fields that you defined for this video through the data library. The first video data field, id, can be used when you want to pass a unique identifier for the viewer.

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3.

Click Select .

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4.

Select the data connector that you want to use and then click Select to confirm your choice.

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The Manage Data Integration window is displayed again, with the following new details:
a. The data connector that you selected is indicated in the right pane.
b. The source field column is now populated. By default, the source field names are identical to the video field names. In the following steps, you will need to make sure that the source field names match your source data.
  For File Upload, the source fields need to match the column headers in the file.
For SundaySky API, the JSON file needs to use the source fields.
For URL Parameters, the keys need to match the source fields.

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5.

Review all the source fields to make sure they match your source data. If a source field does not match, click the pencil icon to rename the source field. See the Important Notes following the screenshot below for additional guidelines.

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Important Notes:

a.

The source field names are case-sensitive. This means that the letter case of the source field name and your source data must be the same.

b.

If you rename a data (video) field after setting up a data connector, the source field name is not changed. This name change will not impact the existing mapping.

c.

If you add a data (video) field after the initial library creation, a source field will be created automatically with the same name. You will need to review the new field as explained above.

6.

When all the source fields match your source data, click Save.

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In the Data Integration section, the data connector that you selected is now specified.

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7.

Click Publish To Channels.
▶ This action needs to be done after any change you make to the data connector.

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Changing a Data Connector

When you change the data connector, any source fields that you have edited for the previous data connector are not saved and you need to redo the process for the new connector.

1.

Access the video page of the relevant video.

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2.

In the Data Integration section, click Manage.

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3.

Click the three-dot menu in the upper right and then select Change.

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4.

Select the data connector that you want to change to and then click Select to confirm your choice.

 

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5.

If you are sure that you want to change the connector, click Change.

 

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6.

Follow steps 5-7 in the preceding section, Setting up a Data Connector.


Removing a Data Connector

1.

Access the video page of the relevant video.

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2.

In the Data Integration section, click Manage.

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3.

Click the three-dot menu in the upper right and then select Remove.

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4.

If you are sure that you want to proceed, click Remove.

 

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The data connector is disconnected and all the source fields are removed.

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5.

Click Save.

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6.

Click Publish To Channels.

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