Setup Guide

Setup Guide

WARNING Facebook requires the logged in user to have permissions to the data. If the permissions are not in place, some of the data will not be available.

To configure this data source and collect Facebook Pages data:

  1. On the Data Sources page, click Add Data Source.
  2. Search for Facebook Pages, then select the Facebook Pages source to continue to the next step.
  3. Click Login and follow Facebook’s authorization process to allow Panoply to access Facebook Posts data.
  4. Select the Facebook Pages from which to collect data.
    • Panoply will show a list of the pages that your Facebook account has access to once you have logged in.
  5. Select the Metrics to collect.
    • The metrics are defined by the Page Insights object of the Facebook Graph API.
  6. Select a Date Range.
    • The Date Range determines how many days of historical data to collect.
    • If this is a first-time collection, we recommend using the default selection. This will speed up the initial collection.
  7. Click Save Changes and then you can Click **Collect.
    • The data source appears grayed out while the collection runs.
    • You may add additional data sources while this collection runs.
    • You can monitor this collection from the Jobs page or the Data Sources page. 
    • After a successful collection, navigate to the Tables page to review the data results.

This is all that is necessary to start collecting your data from Facebook Pages, however there are a number of Advanced Settings you can use to customize your Facebook Pages data source. We do not recommend changing Advanced Settings unless you are an experienced Panoply user.

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