Welcome to Openbridge. If you are looking to undertake a PoC, we suggest that you create an Openbridge account and attach Google BigQuery. If you are new to BigQuery, Google offers $300 in usage credits.

Step 1: Creating an account and attaching BigQuery

Creating an account and attaching BigQuery are detailed in these two links;

If you want to attach an existing BigQuery instance, or any other supported destination warehouse for the PoC, check out our setup docs for warehouses:

Let’s get started!

Step 2: Log in to your account

One of the first steps you will take is to log in with your Openbridge account. This will verify everything is set up correctly and you have access to the system: The link and credentials are as follows:

Once you log in, you will see your account info in the top nav. This tells you that the system has logged you in. It will also display some new navigational elements for management and setup. If you click “Manage” you will see a collection of navigation options:

Select the “Manage” button and then “Subscriptions”. Since you are in a PoC you will see 1 subscription. This is the BigQuery destination warehouse that you activated for you as part of Step 1. This is the location we will deliver data. BigQuery will also be the system you connect tools like Tableau or Power BI into:

Why BigQuery? It is our great choice for a PoC given it works with Tableau, Power BI and others. Here are a few reference docs for connecting to BigQuery from Tableau and Power BI:

If you want to set up any additional warehouse destinations, you can do so by following our configuration docs. You can also use other tools besides Tableau or Power BI, just check the respective docs for each tool on how to connect to BigQuery.

Step 3: Integration Setup - Facebook Page and Post Insights

In this guide, we will activate Facebook Page Insights. If you want to leverage an integration like Instagram, check out “How to Collect Your Instagram Business Data”.

Navigating To The Integration

In the top navigation, you will see “Menu”, under “Integrations” in the navigation dropdown you will see an option for “View All”

Select Openbridge in the left navigation to filter your options. You will see a page like this with Facebook listed:

Select Facebook Page Insights

When you selected the Facebook listing it will take you to a product detail page. This is where you can start the activation process. Select “Order”:

Authorize Openbridge

After clicking on “Order” button it will take you to the authorization screen. This is where you need to provide us the proper access authorizations for the Facebook API. Since this is a new account, there are no existing authorizations. We call these “Identities”.

Select “CREATE A NEW IDENTITY”:

This will trigger the process with Facebook. When you click the Facebook button you are directed to Facebook to complete the authorization there. Once completed, you are returned to our site.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are NOT logged into Facebook when you do this step. Facebook will use whatever use you are logged in within the background for this authorization

You should now see the authorization you added listed:

Configure Your Facebook Subscription

The last step is to configure your subscription. You will need to get it a name and then select a page you want us to collect data from. In the example below, we should close to 20 pages. We should this many pages because the authorized user has access to them at Facebook.

We will always display the pages that Facebook says the user has permissions for. Select the one you want to collect data from:

You will now see your configured subscription. Review and make changes as needed. When you are ready, simply select button “PAY AND LAUNCH”. If you are an enterprise customer, in a trial or PoC there will not be any charges. Notice the strikethrough in the order review:

That’s it! 

After you complete the order you will see a Thank You page and get a confirmation email. Your order will be processed according to the specific frequency and format described in our docs. For more information on the data schemas, collection schedules and other integration information, check out the data definitions docs.

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