A Tableau Web Data Connector for Facebook Pages
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
public
src
tests
.env-example
.eslintrc.json
.gitignore
.travis.yml
LICENSE
README.md
config-example.js
package.json
webpack.config.js

README.md

Fableau (Beta)

Build Status codecov Maintainability

A Tableau Web Data Connector for Facebook that allows you to pull your Facebook post and page metrics data into Tableau.

The WDC is currently in alpha and requires further testing and tidy up.

You can use this code to create your own Web Data Connector however you can use the connector itself at Fableau.io

End Points

The Web Data Connector pulls data from the following Facebook Graph API end points.

//Post Meta Data
https://graph.facebook.com/{page-id}/posts?fields=created_time,message,id,link,type&access_token={access-token}

//Post Metric Data
https://graph.facebook.com/{page-id}/posts?fields=insights.metric(post_impressions,post_impressions_unique,post_impressions_paid,post_impressions_paid_unique,post_reactions_like_total,post_reactions_love_total,post_reactions_wow_total,post_reactions_haha_total,post_reactions_sorry_total,post_reactions_anger_total)&access_token={access-token}

//Page Meta Data
https://graph.facebook.com/{page-id}?fields=link,name,category,about&access_token={access-token}

//Page Metric Data
https://graph.facebook.com/{page-id}/insights/page_impressions,page_impressions_unique,page_impressions_paid,page_impressions_organic,page_engaged_users,page_consumptions,page_consumptions_unique,page_negative_feedback,page_negative_feedback_unique,page_fan_adds_unique,page_views_total,page_views_logged_in_unique,page_posts_impressions,page_posts_impressions_unique,page_posts_impressions_paid,page_posts_impressions_organic,page_post_engagements,page_video_views?access_token={access-token}&since={date}&until=${date}

Notes

This Web Data Connector only allows you to take single snapshots of data from Facebook. You cannot use it to auto refresh on Tableau Server as this WDC only stores short term access tokens. This is because the WDC only makes use of JavaScript which is client based code and Facebook advise against asking for a long term access token via client code.

For more information on this issue please see the Facebook documentation. It is relatively simple to solve this problem using server based code such as PHP, Python or NodeJS. We have no plans to extend this Web Data Connector to solve this problem at this time.

License

MIT

Author

@RobDWaller