Mailchimp is an American marketing automation platform and email marketing service. It is an all-in-one marketing platform that helps you manage and talk to your clients, customers, and other interested parties.

Mailchimp is a web-based application that works in most web browsers, which means you don’t need to download or install any software on your computer. Their approach to marketing focuses on healthy contact management practices, beautifully designed campaigns, and powerful data analysis.

Connecting to Mailchimp

Mammoth allows you to connect to your Mailchimp account and get the data into Mammoth.

  1. Select API & Databases from the ‘Add Data’ menu and click on Mailchimp.

  2. Click on New Connection and log into your Mailchimp account.

  3. Select the account and click on Next.

Once your Mailchimp account is connected with Mammoth, you will be presented with a list of tables and views in that database.

  • Select the desired table to get a preview.

  • Write a SQL query or run a test query and preview the result.

  • Click on Next.

After you have selected the table you want to work on, you get options to configure it as follows:

  • Save as new dataset: You can use this option to rename the table and save it as a new dataset.

  • Retrieval frequency: This is to set the frequency of the data import.

  • Start retrieving: This is to decide when to initiate the data import - Now or Later.

  • On refresh: You can choose what happens to new data Schedule pull. There are three option to choose from - Replace all data, Add new data since data pull, Replace with new data since new pull.

Scheduling your Data Pulls

You can start retrieving the data now or at a specific time. Further schedule the data imports to get the latest data from your Database at a certain time interval - just once, daily, weekly or monthly.

On every data pull from your Database, you also have options to - Replace all data, Add new data since data pull, or Replace with new data since new pull.

On choosing options Add new data since data pull or Replace with new data since new pull, you will get an option to choose a unique sequence column. Using this column, on refresh, Mammoth will pick up all the rows that have greater value in this column than the previous data pull.