Census provides a variety of ways to understand the health and status of each of your syncs.

Each sync you set up has several different views into its status, recent activity and overall health. This includes:

  • The Overview status - A high level summary of the most recent status of the sync.

  • Sync History - A detailed log of all of the sync's activity history.

  • API Inspector - A view of recent API calls made to the destination service.

Additionally, you don't have to hang out looking at syncs all day to be sure they're healthy. Census also provides several features to keep an eye on the health of your syncs:

  • Sync Alerts for when things need your attention.

  • Sync Logs for keeping track of what your syncs have done historically.

Finally, if you're not ready to run your sync quite yet, you can always do a Sync Dry Run to get a report of what changes it will make, before it makes them.

Sync History

You can dive deeper into why syncs failed, or what records were invalid from the source, or rejected by the destination, under the Sync History tab.

Failed Syncs Hover over the status label to see a detailed error.

Invalid or rejected records Click the number of invalid or rejected records to see a sample (up to 100), and the reason why they were invalid or rejected.

API Inspector

Sometimes it helps to be able to look under the hood and see how the engine is running. That's exactly what the API Inspector is for! You can use the API Inspector to understand the API calls Census is making to the destination service to sync your data, and also get low level details when things go wrong.

Keep in mind, while Census works hard to make them all look the same, every destination has different API capabilities. Census will use a variety of endpoints to make sure your data syncs safely and as fast as possible.

The API Inspector will connect and show you the API calls made by Census related to a specific sync configuration. All API calls, including errors will appear here and are streamed to the browser as they happen. Census will attempt to cache the most recent 100 API calls for up to seven days at which point the cache will be cleared. Because this is an ephemeral cache, it may be cleared prior to day limit for reasons unrelated to your sync. If you need to retain the details of a specific API call, we recommend you copy the request and save it separately outside Census.

Supported Destinations

The vast majority of Census destinations support the API Inspector. As of January 2024, all services other than our database destinations (Snowflake, DynamoDB, etc) and file-based destinations (S3, Google Sheets, etc) support the API Inspector.

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