There are 4 steps to connect your Facebook Business Manager account into DashThis.
Step 1 – Getting ready
Facebook Business Manager does not have its own API, it’s the same API as Facebook Ads.
This is why you need to connect your Facebook Business Manager account through Facebook Ads.
Step 2 – Connect the integration
To connect your Facebook Business Manager account, you need to go through Facebook Ads.
Once in your DashThis account, go under the Integrations section, and click to add Facebook Ads. You’ll be redirected to connect your personal account.
Step 3 – Find the Ad Account ID
We’re currently updating our Facebook Ads API. At the end of the process, the data sources are going to be automatically connected, which will be easier and faster. We’re gradually updating our clients’ accounts, so some of our clients are already working with the new system and don’t need to add the data sources. How do you know?
Under the section Integration in use in the Integration manager, find Facebook Ads.
A) If there is no pencil icon next to your account, it means the data sources are already connected! It also means it’s all set and done, you can now create your dashboards!
B) If there is a pencil icon located next to your account, it means you need to connect your data sources manually (but it’s easy). Here’s how:
– Click on the pencil icon.
You now need to provide the Ad Account ID to the system so DashThis can access your data.
We’ve created a video that shows the four steps described below so you can find your Ad Account ID.
1- Go into your Business Manager and find the account you’d like to connect. In the Business Manager menu, located at the top left-hand corner of the screen, and then choose All Tools, in the bottom of the menu, which will open another menu.
2- Under the section Settings, click on Business Manager – Settings.
3- At the left-hand side of the screen, click on Ad Accounts, and choose the account you want to add to DashThis.
*Please note that Page ID or Business ID will not work*
Step 4 – Access the data in your dashboard
Go back in DashThis, enter the “Ad account Id” by clicking on “Edit Sources”
Bingo Voilà! You can now create a dashboard and get data from this account!
Happy reporting with Facebook Business Manager!
Should you have any other questions, simply email us back at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help out!