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Matomo Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Matomo is open-source web analytics software that lets users collect and visualize data from websites, apps, and IOT. Use Domo's Matomo connector to retrieve Matomo analytics data such as number of visits, keywords, referring websites, etc. To learn more about the Matomo API, visit their page (https://matomo.org/docs/analytics-api/).

You connect to your Matomo account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Matomo connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Matomo account and create a DataSet, you need your Matomo access token (token_auth). To find your access token, log into Matomo (Piwik), click Administration in the top menu, then click API in the left menu.

Connecting to Your Matomo Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Matomo Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Matomo account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Access Token

Enter your Matomo access token (token_auth). For information about finding your token, see "Prerequisites," above.

Once you have entered valid Matomo credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Matomo DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Matomo report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Actions

Returns a list of visitor actions.

Advanced Campaign Reporting

Returns a list of Campaign Reporting reports.

Click Path

Returns a list of reports for Visitors Click Path Tracking.

Contents 

Returns report data for Content Visited by Visitors.

Devices Detection

Returns a list of detected devices used by visitors.

Events

Returns a list of user custom events.

Goals

Returns existing goals for one or more websites.

Referrers

Returns a list of websites, search engines, keywords, and campaigns used to access your website.

Transitions

Returns a list of tracked transitions within websites.

User Country

Returns a list of users' continents and countries. 

Visit Frequency

Returns metrics for returning visitors. 

Visit Time

Returns a list of visits by server time and by local time of your visitors. 

Visit Summary

Returns a summary of visits.

Get All Sites

Specify whether to return data for all sites or only those you specify.

ID Site

Select the IDs of all websites you want to return data for.

Subtable ID

Enter the ID for the subtable you want to return data for. For example, each row in the Referrers.getSearchEngines response have an "idsubdatatable" field. This is the idSubtable of the table that contains all keywords for this search engine. 

URL

Enter the URL you want to retrieve data for.

Title

Enter the page title you want to retrieve data for.

Field to Flatten

Select the field you want to break down your data by.

Period

Select the time period you want to pull data for. For example, if you selected Week, data would be retrieved for the week you select in the date picker for Date. If you select Range, you are prompted to select a range of dates to pull data for.

Report Date 

Select whether the report data is for a specific date or for a relative number of days back from today. 

Select Specific Date 

Select the date for the report. 

Days Back

Enter the number of past days that should appear in the report.  

Start Date

Specify whether the first date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the last date in your range in End Date

End Date

Specify whether the second date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the first date in your range in Start Date.  

Select Specific Start Date

Select the first date in your date range. 

Select Specific End Date

Select the second date in your date range. 

Days Back to Start From

Enter the number of the farthest day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to End At to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Days Back to End At

Enter the number of the most recent day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to Start From to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

FAQs

How often can the data be updated?

As often as needed.

Are there any API limits I should be aware of?

No.