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Box Writeback Connector

Version 2

 

Intro

Box is a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. Use this connector to export data from a Domo DataSet into your Box account. To learn more about the Box API, visit their website. (https://developers.box.com/)

You export Domo data to Box in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Box Writeback 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 configure this connector, you must have a Domo Client ID and Client Secret. To obtain these credentials, do the following:

  1. Log into your Domo developer account at https://developer.domo.com/login

  2. Create a new client

  3. Select the desired data and user application scope.

  4. Click Create.

You must also have the email address and password for your Box account. 

Configuring the Connection

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

Field

Description

Domo Client ID

Enter your Domo client ID.

Domo Client Secret

Enter your Domo client secret.

For information about obtaining these credentials, see "Prerequisites," above.

After you connect, you are taken to the Box OAuth screen where you are prompted to enter your Box email address and password. 

You can use the same account any time you go to set up a new Domo-Box connection. 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 number of fields for specifying your data and indicating where it's going.

Menu

Description

File Upload Criteria

Select the Box directory in which you want to upload your file.

Folder

Select the Box folder in which you want to store your file. 

Input DataSet ID

Enter the DataSet ID (GUID) for the DataSet you want to copy to Box. You can find the ID by opening the details view for the DataSet in the Data Center and looking at the portion of the URL following datasources/. For example, in the URL https://mycompany.domo.com/datasources/845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4/details/overview, the DataSet ID is 845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4

Select Filename

Select whether you want to reference your DataSet using the Input DataSet ID or an output file name. 

Filename

Enter the output file name for your data. 

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.