Connect to a data source

A data source is any service with which Geckoboard integrates, such as Facebook or Google Analytics. To create widgets powered by data from these services, Geckoboard must form a connection to the data source. 

Data sources are used when you first set up a widget, and any time a widget needs to refresh its data. Before you can configure a widget, Geckoboard needs to access the data source for that widget.


Only and Admins can manage data sources.

To add a new connection for the first time, follow these steps.

  1. In the top right of your dashboard, click Add widget.
  2. Use the Search sources field to find your data source. Alternatively, you can also scroll through the alphabetical list. Click on your chosen data source.Connect data from your everyday tools
  3. From the preset panel, select the widget type you'd like to create.
  4. You'll then be asked to create a connection and authenticate, so that we're able to collect your data and display it on the dashboard.create a connection and authenticate
  5. Click on the Connect button.
  6. Once the connection is added you can begin configuring your widget.
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