This connector captures data from a Mailchimp account.
Three data resources are supported, each of which is mapped to a Flow collection: lists, campaigns, and email activity.
It is available for use in the Flow web application. For local development or open-source workflows,
ghcr.io/estuary/source-mailchimp:dev provides the latest version of the connector as a Docker image. You can also follow the link in your browser to see past image versions.
This connector is based on an open-source connector from a third party, with modifications for performance in the Flow system. You can find their documentation here, but keep in mind that the two versions may be significantly different.
There are two ways to authenticate with MailChimp when capturing data: using OAuth2, and manually, with an API key. Their prerequisites differ.
OAuth is recommended for simplicity in the Flow web app; the API key method is the only supported method using the command line.
Using OAuth2 to authenticate with Mailchimp in the Flow web app
- A Mailchimp account
Configuring the connector specification manually
A Mailchimp account
A Mailchimp API key
You configure connectors either in the Flow web app, or by directly editing the catalog specification file. See connectors to learn more about using connectors. The values and specification sample below provide configuration details specific to the Mailchimp source connector.
The following properties reflect the API Key authentication method.
|Authentication||Authentication Type and Details||object||Required|
|Authentication Type||Authentication type. Set to ||string||Required|
|API Key||Your Mailchimp API key||string||Required|
|Sync Mode||Connection method. Always set to ||string||Required|