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Sample Data Engine Connector

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You can use Domo's Sample Data Engine connector to generate sample data for any of our Cloud App connectors without actually needing to supply credentials for that system. This is useful for seeing the kind of data available for a given connector as well as the types of cards you can build from it. Note that this connector is used to generate sample data for our Cloud App connectors, such as Facebook and Salesforce reports. It cannot be used to retrieve files (such as Excel or Box files) or data from databases (such as MySQL query data). For more information about these connector types, see Adding a DataSet using a connector.

You can import sample data for a connector in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Sample Data Engine connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

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Primary Use Cases

This connector is useful in the following use cases:

  • When you're trying to understand what Domo might be able to offer for a given third-party system you're considering (especially when you don't currently have access to the system).

  • When you need non-private data that still tells a story to prototype cards, dashboards, or Apps.

Primary Metrics


Primary Company Roles

  • Developers

  • Software purchasers

  • BI analysts

Average Implementation Time

Less than 5 minutes

Ease of Use (on a 1-to-10 scale with 1 being easiest)


Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Best Practices

Be aware that when the actual connectors change versions due to API updates by the third party, there is a lag time for the sample data version to be updated to correspond with the new connector's reports and DataSets.


None. The Sample Data Engine connector does not require credentials or any other information to work—all you need to do is select the Domo Cloud App connector you want to generate sample data for, as well as the specific report.

Connecting to Sample Data

You select your Cloud App connector and report type in the Details pane. (The Sample Data Engine connector has no Credentials pane.)




Select the third-party connector you want to generate sample data for.

Report Select the desired report.

For information about the Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet panes, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.