Source Credit Usage and FAQ

Learn more what source credits are and their definitions

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Written by Daumante Kubiliunaite
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What is a Source Credit?

A Source Credit is a unit of measurement used to track the usage of data sources, data blends, and data transfers in your Whatagraph account. It is an important metric that helps you understand how much of your subscription plan you have used and how much is remaining. It tracks Whatagraph’s usage according to your current subscription.

What are data sources, blends, and transfers?

Data sources, blends, and transfers are all different types of connections that you can create in your Whatagraph account to import data from external sources. Each of these has a specific purpose and function, and understanding the differences between them is crucial for effectively managing your account.

A data source is a connection point that you link to your Whatagraph account. This can be any external platform or tool that you use to collect data, such as Google Analytics 4 or Facebook Ads. By connecting these sources to your Whatagraph account, you can easily import and visualize your data in one place.

A data blend is a custom-created data source that you can structure by merging dimensions and metrics from various data sources already connected in your account. This allows you to combine data from different sources and create a more comprehensive view of your performance.

A data transfer is a direct connection with a data warehouse, such as BigQuery, that allows you to move data directly from Whatagraph into the warehouse. Each table, that is used in transfer, will cost one source credit. Please have in mind, that one transfer can have more than one table (which means, that one transfer can cost more than one source credit).

Examples of how source credits can be used:

Let's imagine that my current custom subscription consists of 200 source credits. Here are a few examples of how I can utilize them:

Example 1: I can connect 200 data sources, or if we would take a channel as an example, it could be 200 Facebook Ads sources.

Example 2: I can connect 150 data sources, and create 50 running data transfers (where each transfer has one table).

Example 3: I can connect 140 data sources, create 20 data blends, and create 20 running data transfers (where each transfer has 2 tables, so 40 tables in total).

Example 4: I can connect 70 data sources, create 70 data blends, and create 20 data transfers (where each transfer has 3 tables, so 60 tables in total).

And vice versa, by understanding the differences between these three types of connections, you can better manage your Source Credits and ensure you are using them efficiently.

To learn more about source credits and how it works, please see the video below:

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