Connecting to Dropbox & Uploading a CSV

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

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 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

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.

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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