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Brightcove Connector

Intro

Brightcove is a leading online video hosting platform and video player solution. Use Domo's Brightcove connector to track your video metrics. To learn more about the Brightcove API, visit their page (https://support.brightcove.com).

You connect to your Brightcove account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Brightcove 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 Brightcove account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • A Brightcove client ID

  • A Brightcove client secret

For information about obtaining these credentials, see https://support.brightcove.com/en/vi...on-credentials.

Connecting to Your Brightcove Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Brightcove 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 Brightcove account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Client ID

Enter your Brightcove client ID.

Client Secret

Enter your Brightcove client secret.

Once you have entered valid Brightcove credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Brightcove 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 for configuring your report.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Brightcove report you want to run. 

Analytics Lets you retrieve analytics for the specified Video Cloud account IDs, dimensions, and date range.
Video by Player Returns video data for a specified player in your Video Cloud account.
Account IDs Enter a comma-separated list of Video Cloud account IDs you want to retrieve information for. For example: 12345,98765,10293
Dimensions

Select all of the dimensions you want to retrieve information for. The following table lists and describes all of the available dimensions:

Dimension Description Filter Values

account

Retrieves general analytics data for the account.

N/A

browser_type

Returns information about the browser used to view videos. Browsers are not broken down by device type; however, you can combine this with the device_type dimension or use device_type as a filter.

chrome, edge, firefox, ie, opera, safari, other

city

Returns analytics data by city.

Enter a comma-separated list of city names in the Where field, e.g. Seattle,Boston,San Francisco

country

Returns analytics data by country.

Enter a comma-separated list of ISO-3611-1 country codes in the Where field, e.g. US,CH,MX.

For a list of all codes, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2.

date

Returns analytics for a single day interpreted to the current time zone for the account.

N/A

date_hour

Returns analytics data in hourly segments. Reports are only valid for ranges within the last 32 days interpreted to the time zone for the account.

N/A

destination_domain

Returns the domain in which video views occurred.

N/A

destination_path

Returns the path in which video views occurred. Often used with the destination_domain dimension.

N/A

device_manufacturer

Returns information about the manufacturer of the device videos were viewed on.

amazon, apple, asus, blackberry, fujitsu, google, htc, huawei, kyocera, lenovo, lg, micromax, microsoft, nintendo, panasonic, roku, samsung, sharp, sony, vizio, zte, other

device_os

Provides information about the operating system of the device that videos were viewed on.

android, bada, ios, rim, symbian, web_os, windows, os_x, mac, linux, other

device_type

Provides information about the type of the device that videos were viewed on.

mobile, tablet, tv, desktop, other

player

Provides analytics for video players.

Enter player IDs in the Where field as a comma-separated list.

referrer_domain

Returns the top private domain of the referrer URL on a page where events are collected for analytics.

Enter domains in the Where field as a comma-separated list, e.g. brightcove.com,docs.brightcove.com.

region

Returns information about where videos were viewed. Data is returned as ISO-3611-2 region codes (example: US-WA). How regions are defined varies by country.

Enter a comma-separated list of ISO-3611-2 region codes in the Where field, e.g. US-WA.

search_terms

Returns analytics for search terms.

Enter a comma-separated list of search terms in the Where field, e.g. players,videos.

source_type

Returns the traffic source that results in events being collected for analytics.

direct, referral, organic_search, paid_search, secure_search

social_platform

Returns analytics for social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, if you distributed your videos to those platforms using the Video Cloud Radius module.

facebook,twitter,youtube

video

Returns analytics by video.

Enter a comma-separated list of videos in the Where field, or use the query video.q=={video field}:{value}.

Fields

Select all fields to include in your report.

Other Fields

Enter a comma-separated list of custom or calculated fields for your report.

Where Enter an optional WHERE clause to filter the result set. See the "Dimensions" table above for filter values for each dimension.

The general syntax for this field is dimension1==value1;dimension2==value2. For example, if you had selected video and device_type as dimensions, you could enter filters for both using a query like the following:

video==123456789;device_type==tablet

Commas are treated as logical ORs, and semicolons as logical ANDs. For example, the query video==1234,5678;player=9876 is interpreted as "where video=1234 OR 5678 AND player=9876."

Using the special where=video.q=={property}:{value} filter, you can limit your report to a specific set of videos based on a variety of properties, including all of the following:

  • tags

  • reference_id

  • custom_fields (internal name)

  • {a_specific_custom_field}

  • published_at

Examples:

Tags: video.q==tags:foo,bar
Custom Fields: video.q==custom_fields.thefieldname:foo
Tags and custom Fields: video.q==tags:foo,bar+custom_fields.field2:fish

For a more detailed explanation, visit http://docs.brightcove.com/en/video-...l#filterValues
Player Select the video player you want to retrieve information for.

Duration 

Select whether you want to pull data for a specific date or a date range. 

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.