Retrieve Information from Yammer

To automatically retrieve content from Yammer, create a new fetch task by following these steps. The connector runs each fetch task automatically, based on the schedule that is defined in the configuration file.

Note: Before attempting to retrieve information from Yammer, configure OAuth authentication by running the OAuth configuration tool that is supplied with the connector. For information about configuring authentication, see Configure OAuth Authentication.

To create a new Fetch Task

  1. Stop the connector.
  2. Open the configuration file in a text editor.
  3. In the [FetchTasks] section of the configuration file, specify the number of fetch tasks using the Number parameter. If you are configuring the first fetch task, type Number=1. If one or more fetch tasks have already been configured, increase the value of the Number parameter by one (1). Below the Number parameter, specify the names of the fetch tasks, starting from zero (0). For example:

    [FetchTasks]
    Number=1
    0=MyTask
  4. Below the [FetchTasks] section, create a new TaskName section. The name of the section must match the name of the new fetch task. For example:

    [FetchTasks]
    Number=1
    0=MyTask
    
    [MyTask]
  1. Ensure that the relevant OAuth parameters are included in the task. For example, the following imports the relevant parameters from a file named oauth.cfg. This file is generated by the OAuth configuration tool that is supplied with the connector.

    [MyTask] < "oauth.cfg" [OAUTH]

    For information about using the OAuth Configuration tool, see Configure OAuth Authentication. For information about importing parameters into a configuration file, see Include an External Configuration File

  2. In the task section, set the following parameters:

    Username The user name for the connector to use to retrieve data from Yammer. The user that you specify must be a Yammer verified admin.
    NetworkCreationDate

    The date that your Yammer network was created. The connector does not retrieve information from before this date. Specify the date in one of the following formats:

    • YYYY-MM-DD
    • YYYY/MM/DD
    • YYYY/MM/DD HH:NN:SS
    • ISO-8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:NN:SSZ)
    NetworkCreationDateFormat The date format for the date specified by NetworkCreationDate, if you want to use a custom format other than those described above.
  3. Save and close the configuration file.

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