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Rakuten connection guide

Use this guide to connect your Rakuten data to Supermetrics.

If you need to connect this data source to one of our data warehouse or cloud storage destinations, explore our data warehouse and cloud storage setup guides.

Before you begin

Supermetrics fetches performance data for affiliate campaign advertisers through Rakuten Advertising. It doesn't currently support the platform's publisher side.

To connect to Rakuten, you need to create a report, and then get your report key and API token. Follow the steps below to meet these prerequisites.

1. Create a report in Rakuten Advertising
  1. Log in to Rakuten Advertising.
  2. Navigate to Reports, and then Reporting.
  3. Select an existing report, or build a new one. Select every column that you want to use in Supermetrics. You can alter the time range and other report settings at any time in Supermetrics itself.
  4. Save the report.
2. Get your report key and API token
  1. Open the report you want to use in Supermetrics.
  2. Click the dropdown next to View report.
  3. Click Get API.
  4. You'll see your API URL. From it, pull:
    • Report key: Copy the string that follows /reports/ in the URL. It should match the name you gave your report.
    • API token: Copy the string that follows &token= in the URL.
    • Here's an example: //[REPORT-KEY]/filters?date_range=this-month&include_summary=Y&tz=GMT&date_type=transaction&token=[API-TOKEN]
  5. Save your report key and API token securely.


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Make sure you've installed the Supermetrics add-on before you connect.

  1. Open a new Google Sheets file.
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Click Create query.
  4. Under Data source, select Rakuten.
  5. Click Start.
  6. Enter your report key and API token.

Learn about advanced settings, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for Supermetrics for Google Sheets.

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