Product and Design

Custom Date Ranges Now Enabled for Custom Tokens and Third-Party Integrations

We’ve upgraded our capabilities for tracking indirect integrations in Databox. All Zapier, Integromat, and Custom Token connections now enable Custom Date Ranges.

Monja Dobnik Monja Dobnik on July 5, 2021 • 4 minute read

Although Databox offers 70+ one-click integrations for you to connect and visualize data from, we also offer data connections for third-party integrations, like Zapier and Integromat, that allow you to track data from any tool, even ones Databox doesn’t natively integrate with. 

Today, we’re excited to announce that you can now use Custom Date Ranges with these third-party integrations, allowing you to track your performance over a specific time period by simply selecting a start and end date for any of your Zapier, Integromat, and Custom Token connections.

Why use Custom Date Ranges with custom tokens and third-party integrations?

With Custom Date Ranges, you’re no longer limited to tracking your performance data with predefined date ranges like “this month” or “year-to-date”. 

Instead, Custom Date Ranges enable you to select the start and end dates of your reports and visualizations, select rolling date ranges, set more specific comparisons, fiscal calendars, and more. With Custom Date Ranges, you can now define specific time periods and ensure more accurate reporting for custom tokens, Zapier Zaps, and Integromat connections. 

The changes we’ve made are done in the background, meaning the processes of setting up your Tokens, Zaps, and Integromat connections won’t need to be modified, nor will you need to change your Databox procedures.

Custom Date Ranges & Tokens

A Token in Databox is a unique identifier that points to your designated storage container within Databox’s warehouse. It’s basically a bucket where you store your data and can act as a folder for a group of often-used metrics. 

Once a token is created to store your data, you then create a Custom Metric, so that you’re able to access and visualize the data that you’re storing in your Token data source. 

After you’ve created your Token and your Custom Metric it’s time to start sending your custom data to Databox

There are 3 ways that you can do this: 

  1.  Using our SDKs
  2. using the Terminal in the Databox Designer, or 
  3. directly from a command line. 

Finally, you can visualize your data in Databox. There’s already 18 visualization types ready for you to use and showcase your data with. Plus, you can add your Custom token metrics to the Metrics Screen, Scorecards, Alerts, and Databoards, where you’re able to select the custom date ranges you’d like to report on.

Now you can report on specific campaigns that may have launched and concluded mid-week or mid-month and produce more meaningful insights. 
Not sure how to create your own Custom token? Check out our updated Developers page, where we’ve gathered all the instructions on how to create tokens, token metrics, send data to Databox and visualize it, and much more.

Custom Date Ranges and 3rd Party Integrations

A couple of months ago, we built out more than 250 Zapier Zaps and Integromat Templates, so that you can automatically pull data from a wide variety of tools that are not yet one of our 70+ native integrations

Custom Date Ranges are now available for all the integrations available with Zapier as well as all the integrations available with Integromat

Now you have more freedom when it comes to reporting on your data from any non-native tool that you’ll connect to Databox with Zapier and Integromat.

Custom Date Ranges offer more flexibility, and they also make it easier to include your 3rd party data to dashboards with multiple data sources and match the date ranges. Instead of comparing performance over pre-defined comparison periods, you can compare performance between custom Date Ranges for more granular, targeted reporting.

Getting Started

If you have any questions or need help getting set up, you can visit our Knowledge Base or start a Chat and let us know which Date Ranges you would like to set up and track.

For current Plus and Business Databox users, log in to your Databox account to start tracking your data with Custom Date Ranges.

Navigate to Data Manager, create your Custom, Zapier and/or Integromat tokens and then check out all the Zapier automations & Integromat templates we created for you.

If you’d like to further customize the templates to your needs or create your own, click here to learn more.

New to Databox? Start by creating your free account. From there, you’ll be able to connect your data from more than 70 different platforms. Then you can add the metrics to your metrics screen, create data boards, automate your reporting, collaborate with your teammates, and much more. You can also start a free trial of Plus and Business in order to try out custom date ranges.

About the author
Monja Dobnik
Monja Dobnik is a Product Marketer here at Databox. She has a curious mind and a head full of ideas still waiting to come to life - either in text or video form.
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