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!  Below are instructions on how to add Dropbox to BrightGauge: 


Step 1 - Log in to your BrightGauge Account  

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


Once logged in, to get started: 

  • New Accounts

On first login, from the account Overview page, click on the "Add a Datasource" button:

Or, from the first "Welcome to BrightGauge" dashboard page, click on the "Connect a Datasource":


  • Existing Accounts

From the account Overview page (to access click on the BrightGauge logo on the top left hand corner), click on the green "+" towards the bottom right of the page (next to the list of your exiting datasources):


Or, click on "Data" menu on the the top righthand corner of the screen, and select "Datasources" from the drop down menu:


Now click on “Add a New Datasource” and then click on the "Dropbox" icon:


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



Step 2 - Authorize Dropbox

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

B. Login to Dropbox


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


C. "Allow" BrightGauge to connect with Dropbox


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.
  2. Dropbox Code - This is the code that you created and copied in Step 2 Part D.



Step 4 - Test Connection

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

Once Dropbox is added to BrightGauge then you can start selecting CSV files to add into BrightGauge as new datasets.  A tutorial can be found here.

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