We've simplified the authentication flow in our Sprout Social data source connector, as well as updated several field names. We have also added new fields for both of the query types.
These changes may have an impact on your queries.
You'll see these changes in Supermetrics starting on June 21, 2023.
When authenticating with Sprout Social, you no longer need to fill in the Customer ID, as we're now fetching the ID automatically. Take a look at our Sprout Social connection guide to learn more about authentication.
Query type changes
We've changed the names of the query types to better describe their purpose:
- Posts query type has been renamed Post performance
- Tags query type has been renamed Tag performance
We've also added time zone selection for the Post performance query type. You can use the time zone selection to return posts for the chosen date range using your preferred time zone.
The following fields have changed their names.
|Old name||New name|
|Lifetime comments count||Comments|
|Lifetime post clicks||Post clicks (all)|
|Lifetime shares count||Shares|
|Lifetime video views||Video views|
|Old name||New name|
|Customer profile groups||Profile groups IDs|
|Customer profile ID||Sprout profile ID|
|Customer profile link||Profile link|
|Customer profile name||Profile name|
|Customer profile native ID||Profile native ID|
|Native customer profile name||Native profile name|
|Network type||Profile network type|
|Post content types||Post content type|
|Post sender email||Sender email|
|Post sender first name||Sender first name|
|Post sender ID||Sender ID|
|Post sender last name||Sender last name|
|Post types||Post type|
|Tag id||Tag ID|
The following new fields are available for the Post performance query type:
- Impressions (follow)
- Impressions (for you)
- Impressions (hashtag)
- Impressions (personal profile)
- Impressions (sound)
- Impressions (unspecified)
- Story exits
- Story taps back
- Story taps forward
- Video length
- Video view time
- Author ID
- Author name
- Author profile picture
- Author screen name
- Display URL
- Media type
- Media URL
- Post category
- Post clickthrough link
- Post hashtags
- Post title
- Thumbnail URL
The following new fields are available for the Tag performance query type:
- Profile name
- Profile network type
- Sprout profile ID
What you need to do
To continue using the Sprout Social connector, you need to re-authenticate your connection to Sprout Social and possibly build your queries again. Our Sprout Social connection guide will help you to re-authenticate.
We're here for you
If you have any questions or concerns about this change, contact our support team.