The Lyftron Provider for Instagram offers the most natural way to access Instagram data from Lyftron with ease and also enables to connect with BI, MDM & ML tools, Data warehouses, Databases and other SAAS based applications with zero code and zero infrastructure requirements. The provider wraps the complexity of accessing Instagram data into easy-to-integrate relational fully managed ANSI Sql format. Make faster and better business decisions with Lyftron’s Instagram data provider and automatically build your data migration pipelines in minutes, not months.
The provider hides the complexity of accessing data and provides additional powerful security features, smart caching, batching, socket management, and more.
- Comprehensive Delta load mechanism.
- Real-time access to Instagram.
- Comprehensive full support of ANSI Sql to query data with ease.
- Collaborative query processing.
The user must have credentials for Instagram, Lyftron and your destination data warehouse, lake or database to perform the data pipeline operation with Lyftron
Establishing a Connection with Lyftron's Quickstart Steps
Create your Instagram connection with Lyftron by following the 5 easy steps show below:
Step1. Add your connection
Click on Connect section on the left panel → Click on Add Connection button
Step2. Select your connector
In the connector selection panel, search and click Instagram for your connection
Step3. Enter your connection details
In the Connection String section enter the values of the below parameters. The following connection string is required to establish Instagram connection with Lyftron."InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;BusinessAccountId=3218475"
|Connection Name||Enter your connection details||Required|
|Logfile**||Use the logfile option to debug your job and provide your connection name to generate the log file. [ConnectionConfigurationPath]\Connection_name_log.tx||Optional|
|Verbosity**||Choose verbosity 1-5 based on the severity of debugging||Optional|
** For more information, check the Lyftron logging and debugging section.
If you want more detailed information about how to establish a connection with Lyftron, click on Lyftron Connection Quick Start guide.
Step4. Test your connection
Once you are done entering your connection details, simply click on the Test Connection button to test the connectivity. In case your connection fails, add Logfile and Verbosity parameters and check the Lyftron logging and debugging section, to debug the error.
Step5. Save your connection
The Lyftron Provider for Instagram models entities in the Instagram API as tables, views, and stored procedures. These are defined in schema files, which are simple, text-based configuration files.
API limitations and requirements are documented in this section; you can use the SupportEnhancedSQL feature, set by default, to circumvent most of these limitations.
The Lyftron Provider for Instagram models Item Listings in tables so that they can be easily queried, updated, and deleted. You can list items on your Instagram store by calling the AddItem stored procedure.
Views are tables that cannot be modified. Typically, read-only data are shown as views.
|Comments||Tables||Create, delete, and query Comments on a media object. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_comments scopes.|
|Replies||Tables||Query and insert replies on a media object. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_comments scopes.|
|AccountInsights||Views||Allows you to get insights for an Instagram business account. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_insights scopes.|
|AudienceInsights||Views||Retrieve audience insights for an Instagram business account.|
|InstagramBusinessProfile||Views||Get information about the Instagram Business account. Requires the instagram_basic scope, business_management, manage_pages .|
|InstagramPages||Views||Query information about pages connected to the Facebook account. Requires the instagram_basic scope.|
|Media||Views||Query media objects. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_content_publish scopes.|
|MediaInsights||Views||Allows you to get insights for an individual media object. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_insights scopes.|
|OnlineFollowers||Views||Query Online Followers insights as hourly totals. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_insights scopes.|
|Permissions||Views||Query the Permissions the User has granted the current application.|
|Places||Views||Query location data about a media object.|
|Stories||Views||Query Stories. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_insights scopes.|
|Tags||Views||Query tags. Requires the instagram_basic and instagram_manage_comments scopes.|
To view a detailed advanced settings options, go to Instagram Advanced Settings. Complete list of the parameters you can configure in the connection string can be found by clicking Connection String Parameters.