Connecting to Dropbox

Have a datasource without a SQL database or an API that we don't integrate with?  No problem!  We have an integration with Dropbox so that you can upload CSV files into BrightGauge as datasets! This document is a step by step guide for setting up the Dropbox integration within BrightGauge. 


Step 1 - Log in to your BrightGauge Account  

If you haven’t created an account yet, go here to get started.


If you are logged in with a New Account:

From the account Overview page, click on the "Add a Datasource" button:

 If you are logged in with an Existing Account:

Click on the "Data" menu at the top righthand corner of the screen, and select "Datasources" from the drop down menu. Then click Add a New Datasource:



Find the Dropbox datasource under "All" or under the appropriate category:



Whether a new account or an existing, clicking on the Dropbox datasource logo will bring you to the page below.  


Step 2 - Authorize

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for the integration to work, your Dropbox user must have a verified email address. The following Dropbox article outlines how to do so: 


A. Click on the "Authorize" button from the datasource setting page

B. Log into your Dropbox account.


(If applicable, put in the two-step authorization code)


C. "Allow" BrightGauge to connect.


D.  Copy authorization code



Step 3 - Input Dropbox Code

You'll now need to fill in the appropriate information.

  1. Name - Enter a name for the datasource.  This can be anything you'd like to help you remember what is connected.
  2. Code - This is the code that you created and copied in Step 2 Part D.


Step 4 - Test Connection and Save

Make sure to test the connection.  If successful, save the connection.  

NOTE: Check your inbox for any messages regarding the new integration, in some cases Dropbox sends an email to verify it was you who signed in to your Dropbox account.


Step 5 - Uploading a CSV Dataset

Once Dropbox is connected to BrightGauge, you can then begin uploading desired CSV files as datasets into BrightGauge. The following articles outline how to do so: 

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