How to Authenticate/Re-authenticate Reddit Public Data in Google Sheets, Google Data Studio & Microsoft Excel

This guide gives instructions on how to successfully authenticate Reddit Public Data with Google Sheets, Google Data Studio and Microsoft Excel. 


Quick links to specific sections: 

Google Sheets

Data Studio

Excel

"If everything fails..." 

Data Source Access Requirements:

Reddit Public Data allows you to collect publicly available data about Reddit posts. It does not require to log in to a specific account. Thus, no access requirements are required for this data source.


Authenticating with Google Sheets:

To authenticate Reddit Public Data in Google Sheets, please do the following steps:

1. Open up the Supermetrics sidebar in your Google Sheets.

2. Select Reddit Public Data in the sidebar, under data source.


3. Select query type.


Reddit user data gets the user metadata for the account specified.

Reddit subreddit data gets the metadata of the subreddit specified.

Reddit posts fetches post details for a given keyword from the given type.

4. Depending on the query type you choose, insert keyword/s, username/s or name/s. To select multiple keywords/usernames/names, please separate them with commas or new lines. 


5. With "Reddit posts" query type, as additional filters you can:

Select posts data by type (recent, relevance, new, hot, top, comments).


- Translate data into one specific language.

- Choose the number of rows per item.

Please note that these filters don't need to be selected. You can skip these steps.

You have completed all the authentication steps.


Re-authenticating with Google Sheets:

To re-authenticate Reddit Public Data in Google Sheets, please go to this guide.


Authenticating with Data Studio:

To authenticate Reddit Public Data in Google Data Studio, please do the following steps:

1. Click on add data.

2. Search for Reddit by Supermetrics and click on it.

3. Select query type and click on next.


Reddit user data gets the user metadata for the account specified.

Reddit subreddit data gets the metadata of the subreddit specified.

Reddit posts fetches post details for a given keyword from the given type.

4. Depending on the query type you choose, insert keyword/s, username/s or name/s. To select multiple keywords/usernames/names, please separate them with commas or new lines. 


5. With "Reddit posts" query type, as additional filters you can:

Select data by type (recent, relevance, new, hot, top, comments).

As additional filters, you can:

- Choose the number of posts per keyword. 

- Translate post data into a specific language.

Please note that these filters don't need to be selected. You can skip these steps.

6. Click on add on the bottom right side to continue.

7. As a final step, click on add to report.


Re-authenticating with Data Studio:

To re-authenticate Reddit Public Data in Data Studio, please go to this guide.


Authenticating with Excel:

To authenticate Reddit Public Data in Excel, please do the following steps:

1. Click on data and open up the Supermetrics sidebar in Excel.

2. Select Reddit Public Data in the sidebar under data source.

3. An automatic popup will open up, click on start.


4. Select query type.


Reddit user data gets the user metadata for the account specified.

Reddit subreddit data gets the metadata of the subreddit specified.

Reddit posts fetches post details for a given keyword from the given type.

5. Depending on the query type you choose, insert keyword/s, username/s or name/s. To select multiple keywords/usernames/names, please separate them with commas or new lines. 


6. With "Reddit posts" query type, as additional filters you can:

  • Select posts data by type (recent, relevance, new, hot, top, comments).
  • Select the number of posts by keyword.
    Please note that these filters don't need to be selected. You can skip these steps.


You have completed all the authentication steps.


Re-authenticating with Excel:

To re-authenticate Reddit Public Data in Excel, please go to this guide.


"If everything fails..." 

Common errors:

If you encounter any of the following errors below, please see the guide linked after the error message.

  • Error: "Authentication failed" & "You need to re-authenticate at X and then run the query again.", please see this guide
  • Error: "You're not allowed to run queries with this license #12345. This is because you have not been assigned to the license as a valid user." please see this guide.
  • If you no longer see a specific account/page/etc. when logging in, please see this guide
  • If you haven't managed to authenticate you might be affected by an issue at Google account management. For more information, please see this guide.

Forcing a refresh per account data & removing a data source:

To force a refresh per data source, please see this guide.

To remove a data source from Google Sheets, please see this guide.

To remove a data source from Data Studio, please see this guide.

To remove a data source from Excel, please see this guide.


Further assistance 

If you followed all the above steps and you still encounter an authentication error, please create a new support request with the details of the issue and we will assist you.

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