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Ooyala Connector

Version 13

 

Intro

Ooyala provides online video analytics and monetization solutions that boost revenues from video. You can use Domo's Ooyala connector to retrieve performance analytics, lists of your most popular videos, total bytes delivered, and so on. For more information about the Ooyala API, visit their website. (http://support.ooyala.com/developers...ics_v3_metrics)

The Ooyala connector is a "Cloud App" connector, meaning it retrieves data stored in the cloud. In the Data Center, you can access the connector page for this and other Cloud App connectors by clicking Cloud App in the toolbar at the top of the window.

There is also an advanced version of the Ooyala connector. This connector is almost identical but includes an additional report, "Ooyala IQ Analytics v.3," a customizable report that lets you select dimensions and metrics as well as apply filters. For more information about the advanced report, see Ooyala Advanced Connector.  

You connect to your Ooyala account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Ooyala 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.

Primary Use Cases

Use this connector to monitor viewer habits by device type, platform, screen size, and playthrough rate.

Primary Metrics

  • Most viewed videos

  • Total video views

  • Total vs. unique views

  • Video displays/loads/starts

  • Video playthrough rate percentage

Primary Company Roles

  • Marketing director

  • Marketing manager

  • Training video producer

Average Implementation Time

1 hour

Ease of Use (on a 1-to-10 scale with 1 being easiest)

3

Best Practices

  • Retrieve account/brand performance data for account over time.

  • View trends to determine viewer behaviors.

  • Determine analytics regarding device types and platforms to optimize viewing experience.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Ooyala account and create a DataSet, you must have an Ooyala API Key and API Secret. You can obtain these credentials by doing the following:

  1. Log into your account at https://backlot.ooyala.com

  2. Click the Account button in the toolbar at the top of the screen.

  3. Click Developers in the subtab row under the main toolbar.

The API Key is immediately visible in this tab. To show the API Secret, click Display API Secret.  

Connecting to Your Ooyala Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Ooyala 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 Ooyala account. For information about obtaining these credentials, see "Prerequisites," above. 

Field

Description

API Key

Enter the API Key for your Ooyala account.

API Secret

Enter the API Secret for your Ooyala account.

Once you have entered valid Ooyala credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Ooyala 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 Report menu in which you select a report type. Depending on the report type you select, other parameters may be required.

Menu

Description

Report

Select an Ooyala report. The following reports are available:

Account Performance

Returns perfromance metrics for the authenticated user's account.

Brand Performance

Returns performance metrics based on brands for the authenticated user's account.

Performance Analytics for Device Types

Returns performance metrics for device types. 

Performance Analytics for Platforms

Returns performance metrics per platform.

Get Total Bytes Delivered

Returns total bytes delivered within a fixed period of time.

List All Assets

Returns a list of videos and other assets for the authenticated user's account.

List All Asset Analysis

Returns performance metrics for each asset. 

List Most Popular Videos

Returns a list of the most popular videos in descending order.

List Plays By Country

Returns performance metrics by specified country.

List Videos with Most Momentum

Returns a list of videos with the most momentum in descending order.

 

Label

Select the label you want to retrieve data for.

Duration 

Specify whether the data in this report is for a single date or a range of dates.

Report Date 

Specify whether the data is for a specific or relative date. Choose Relative if you always want the report to retrieve data for a given number of days back (which you specify in Days Back) from the current date. For example, if you enter 5 for Days Back and set the DataSet to update daily, each new day the report will update to show information for the date 5 days in the past.   

Select Specific Date 

Select the date you want to retrieve data for.  

Days Back 

Enter the number of days back from the current date that will be presented in the report. 

Start Date 

Specify whether the first date in your date range is a specific or relative date. Choose Relative if you always want the report to retrieve data for a given number of days back (which you specify in Days Back to Start From) from the current date. If you choose Relative here, you should also choose Relative for End Date and specify a value for Days Back to End At

For example, if you enter 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At and you set the DataSet to update daily, each new day the report will update to show information for 5 to 10 days in the past.    

End Date 

Specify whether the last date in your date range is a specific or relative date. Choose Relative if you always want the report to retrieve data for a given number of days back (which you specify in Days Back to End At) from the current date. If you choose Relative here, you should also choose Relative for Start Date and specify a value for Days Back to Start From

For example, if you enter 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At and you set the DataSet to update daily, each new day the report will update to show information for 5 to 10 days in the past.     

Select Specific Start Date 

Select the first date in your date range.  

Select Specific End Date 

Select the last date in your date range.  

Days Back to Start From 

Enter the number of days before the current date to use as the start date.  

For example, if you enter 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At and you set the DataSet to update daily, each day the report updates to show information for a 5-day range, starting 10 days ago and ending 5 days ago. 

Days Back to End At 

Enter the number of days before the current date to use as the end date.  

For example, if you enter 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At and you set the DataSet to update daily, each day the report updates to show information for a 5-day range, starting 10 days ago and ending 5 days ago.  

Report Period Type

Select the period type for the report data. For example, if you entered 30 for Start Day and selected Month for Report Period Type, and today's date was September 15, data would be returned for the month of August.

Breakdown

Select the time unit the report data will be broken down by. For example, if you selected Week, there will be a row in the report for each individual week.

Include Sub Account

Specify whether sub accounts are to be included.

 

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.

Troubleshooting

Check that date ranges are valid for the accounts/videos.