Sync data from Zendesk Chat to your warehouse destination via RudderStack.
Zendesk Chat is a cross-platform live chat software. It lets you reach out to your customers in real-time via live chats and instant messaging.
This document guides you in setting up Zendesk Chat as a source in RudderStack. Once configured, RudderStack automatically ingests your Zendesk Chat data and routes it to your specified data warehouse destination.
Go to Sources > New source > Cloud Extract and select Zendesk Chat from the list of sources.
Assign a name to your source and click Continue.
To set up Zendesk Chat as a Cloud Extract source, you need to configure the following settings:
Start Date: Choose the start date from which you want RudderStack to ingest the Zendesk Chat data. RudderStack will not replicate any data before this date.
You will not be able to proceed if you do not specify the start date.
Subdomain: Enter the subdomain from your Zendesk account’s URL. For example, if your Zendesk account URL is sample.zendesk.com, the subdomain would be sample.
It is mandatory to provide a subdomain if your Zendesk account URL is of the format sample.zendesk.com. However, if you only have a Zendesk Chat account and the URL does not follow this format, you can skip this field and set up your source without specifying a subdomain.
Authentication: Select an authentication method from the dropdown:
OAuth2.0: Click Connect with Zendesk Chat to authenticate your account.
Access token: Enter your Zendesk Chat access token. Refer to the Zendesk Chat documentation for more details on obtaining this token.
The following settings specify how RudderStack sends the ingested data from Zendesk Chat to the warehouse destination:
Table prefix: RudderStack uses this prefix to create a table in your data warehouse and loads all your Zendesk Chat data into it.
Schedule Settings: RudderStack gives you three options to ingest the data from Zendesk Chat:
Basic: Runs the syncs at the specified time interval.
CRON: Runs the syncs based on the user-defined CRON expression.
Manual: You are required to run the syncs manually.
For more information on the schedule types, refer to the Common Settings guide.
Selecting the data to import
You can choose the Zendesk Chat data you want to ingest by selecting the required resources:
The below table lists the syncs supported by the Zendesk Chat resources to your warehouse destination:
Full Refresh sync
For more information on the Full Refresh and Incremental sync modes, refer to the Common Settings guide.
Zendesk Chat is now configured as a source. RudderStack will start ingesting data from Zendesk Chat as per your specified schedule and frequency.
You can further connect this source to your data warehouse by clicking on Add Destination:
Use the Use Existing Destination option if you have an already-configured data warehouse destination in RudderStack. To configure a data warehouse destination from scratch, select the Create New Destination button.
Where can I find my Zendesk Chat subdomain?
You can easily identify the Zendesk Chat subdomain from your account URL. It is in the format https://[YOUR_ZENDESK_SUBDOMAIN].zendesk.com.
Is it possible to have multiple Cloud Extract sources writing to the same schema?
Yes, it is.
We have implemented a feature wherein RudderStack associates a table prefix for every Cloud Extract source writing to a warehouse schema. This way, multiple Cloud Extract sources can write to the same schema with different table prefixes.
How does RudderStack count the events for Cloud Extract sources?
RudderStack counts the number of records returned by the source APIs when queried during each sync. It considers each record as an event.
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