Connect to a source

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This article will help you:

  • Gain an understanding of the Sources interface that tracks outside data sources, as well as the monitoring of ingested data
  • Add a source to connect third-party data for analysis in Amplitude

Amplitude Data makes it easy for you to set up third-party platforms as data sources. This enables you to bring data generated with other tools into Amplitude.

Feature availability

This feature is available to users on all Amplitude plans. See our pricing page for more details.

Understand the interface

The Sources panel includes two tabs, Sources List and Ingestion Debugger.

The Sources List tab shows you a list of the active data sources for a project, the activity status of each source, and the event volume sent from that source in the last 30 days. 

The Ingestion Debugger is a trio of charts showing data for successful requests, events and identify counts, and error requests for the endpoints you specify. You can specify a timeframe of either the last 3 hours or the last 90 days.

Below the Ingestion Debugger is the list of throttled users and devices. Here you can see a list of which users and device IDs have been throttled in the last 30 minutes, as well as a list of silenced device IDs.

NOTE: Throttled user IDs and device IDs will only appear in the Ingestion Debugger for users with Manager permissions or higher. User with Member and Viewer permissions will not see anything in this section.

Add a data source

To add a new data source, follow these steps:

  1. In the left-hand rail, click Catalog.

  2. Look for the tile of the source you want to add, When you find it, click it.

  3. At this point, the specifics of what you’ll see on the screen depend on the source. In some cases, you will be redirected to log into your source account. In others, you’ll see a set of instructions on the source’s Set Up Connection tab:

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    Just follow the instructions you see on the screen to complete the setup process for your data source.

NOTE: For more information on setting up and configuring individual data sources, see our documentation on ingesting data via SDKs and APIs.