NEW: Use Mixpanel as a data source

Resources

Data Source Type: Web Accessible Resource
Authentication: Signed Authentication
Your Mixpanel API Key and Secret
Sample Query: Get data for a funnel http://mixpanel.com/api/2.0/funnels/?expire={hash.getExpiryTime(240)}&funnel_id=YOUR FUNNEL ID&sig={hash.append("api_key=YOUR API KEY").append("expire=").append(hash.getExpiryTime(240)).append("funnel_id=YOUR FUNNEL ID").append("interval=30").append("YOUR SECRET KEY").encodeMd5().toHex().printDigest()}&interval=30&api_key=YOUR API KEY
API Documentation Mixpanel API Documentation
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Step-by-Step

Create a data source using Mixpanel

To create a data source using Mixpanel, you need to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Start the data source creation process.
  • Find your Mixpanel API Key and Secret.
  • Craft a query and enter it into Klipfolio.
  • Complete the data source creation process.
Note: This guide assumes that you already have an active Mixpanel account.

Step 1: Start the data source creation process

To create a data source using Mixpanel, go to the New Data Source page in Klipfolio and select the Web Accessible Resource option.

Step 2: Find your Mixpanel API Key and Secret

You will need to use your Mixpanel API Key and Secret in your query. To find your API Key and Secret,

  1. Open a new window in your browser and log in to your Mixpanel account.
  2. From the top right menu, select Account.
  1. Select Projects.
  2. Use your API Key and API Secret in your Mixpanel query.

Step 3: Craft a query and enter it into Klipfolio

Mixpanel offers a variety of query options from which you can retrieve data. All of them use Signed Authentication. Refer to the Mixpanel Data Export API to find out more.

A great way to get started is to copy the query examples below into Klipfolio and fill in the blanks with your information. Then, try creating your own queries.

Here are a few sample queries to get you started:

Get data for a funnel:


http://mixpanel.com/api/2.0/funnels/?expire={hash.getExpiryTime(240)}&funnel_id=YOUR FUNNEL ID&sig={hash.append("api_key=YOUR API KEY").append("expire=").append(hash.getExpiryTime(240)).append("funnel_id=1001565").append("interval=30").append("YOUR SECRET KEY").encodeMd5().toHex().printDigest()}&interval=30&api_key=YOUR API KEY

For this sample query, you will also need your funnel ID. To find your funnel ID in Mixpanel:

  • Open the Funnel from which you would retrieve data.
  • Navigate to the URL, copy the Funnel ID and paste it into your query.

Get events over the past 30 days:


http://mixpanel.com/api/2.0/events/?expire={hash.getExpiryTime(240)}&sig={hash.append("api_key=YOUR API KEY").append("event=[\"EVENT 1\",\"EVENT 2\",\"EVENT 3\",\"EVENT 4\",\"EVENT 5\"]").append("expire=").append(hash.getExpiryTime(240)).append("interval=30").append("type=general").append("unit=day").append("YOUR SECRET KEY").encodeMd5().toHex().printDigest()}&event=["EVENT 1","EVENT 2","EVENT 3","EVENT 4","EVENT 5"]&interval=30&type=general&unit=day&api_key=YOUR API KEY

For this example query, replace event names, for example EVENT 1 with an event name in your Mixpanel account. Because of the signed authentication, event names are repeated twice in the query.

Step 4: Complete the data source creation process

Now that you have crafted your query:

  1. At Data Format, select JSON
  2. At Method, select GET.
  3. Select Get Resource.
  4. If you are satisfied with the data returned, select Continue.

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