There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to share data with people and services outside the Purrmetrix web account, so we have provided several tools to help you. Depending on your application you might want to:
- Share a view with an external audience
- Export some data for analysis offline
- Integrate data with another software service using an API
Sharing a view with an external audience
For Basic and Pro users, all views can be ‘published’: turned into a unique URL that can be sent to any audience, or embedded in an iframe for use with a dashboard. These URLs reflect all the options that are selected in settings when the view is published, so date ranges, colour mapping and choices about average or max/min values will carry over into the published view.
To publish a view open the settings dialogue (by clicking on the gear icon in the top right hand corner) and look for the publication link:
The new URL will publish in a separate tab.
If you want to pull out your data and stare at its loveliness in a spreadsheet, then you can export from the basic graph/heatmap view. Simply set up the graph to reflect the time period you are interested in, and hit the download button (highlighted below).
The web service will download the data for the period you have selected into a CSV file. Please note, to avoid this file becoming uncontrollably large, the export file is downsampled to 400 data rows. In practise, this means that if your graph covers a long time period there could be many minutes or even hours between values in your export.
Integrating data using an API.
For Pro users, the web service offers a customer API that allows time series data to be accessed as JSON objects. API requests are made using HTTPS POST requests with a message body specifying the parameters of the request.
To get an API key for your Purrmetrix account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once issued they will be found on the ‘Team’ page of your account.
For more details on how to create and use the Purrmetrix API, including limits on its use, please see our developers guide documentation.
Sometimes all this data needs to be put into context. If you have regular reports that you need to share with customers, Purrmetrix supports the creation of word report documents on a regular cycle. To find out how, click here.