Creating a Data Connector

A quick guide on how to create a Data Connector using DT Studio or our APIs.


To illustrate the process, we will here create a new Data Connector that forwards all events to, a free hosted service that fulfills the same role as a server. If you already have a hosted HTTPS POST endpoint set up, feel free to use that instead.


  • Service Account Creating, deleting, and interacting with Data Connectors require that your User or Service Account has been granted the role of Project Developer or higher.

  • HTTPS Endpoint Data Connectors sends events as POST requests over HTTPS. In order to receive these events you need to have a service up and running that can accept incoming HTTPS connections, HTTP is not supported. In this guide, we will use as an example.

Please note that Disruptive Technologies and are in no way affiliated and that the data sent there is publicly available.

Creating a New Data Connector

Data Connectors can be created using either the DT Studio interface or our REST API. For simplicity, most of the configurations will be left default in this example. For those interested in a more custom Data Connector, the Advanced Configurations page contains the explanations for the rest.

In DT Studio, navigate to your Project. In the left menu, locate Data Connectors and press Add Data Connector. This will open the Data Connector configuration menu.

Edit the following parameters.

  • Display name Give the Data Connector some identifiable display name.

  • Endpoint URL The URL to which the Data Connector will forward events. As we use in this example, simply use an URL on the form<SOME_UNIQUE_NAME>.

Remember to save your Data Connector configuration at the bottom of the page.

Test Your Data Connector

The simplest way of testing your connection is by forwarding an event in one of the following ways.

  • Wait for a sensor in the project to naturally emit an event by its periodic heartbeat.

  • Touching a sensor to force an emitted event.

  • Use the Sensor Emulator to emulate an emitted event.

For, navigate to your generated URL, now on the form<SOME_UNIQUE_NAME>. Under the Raw tab, the event body should become visible as they are forwarded. Any errors will also be shown here.

When you are certain an event has been emitted, the Data Connector metrics will be iterated.

The metrics can be found under the same page on which your Data Connector was created.

If the Error counter is iterated instead, this indicates that a status code other than 2xx has been returned.

  • Verify that your Data Connector configuration, especially the Endpoint URL, is correct.

  • View the logs on your endpoint which should contain the error.

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