MySQL is an open-source database management system (DBMS). With its help, users store, organize and retrieve data. This software is usually used to work with large volumes of information, so it is suitable for companies of any size. In our article, you will learn how to set up MySQL and Facebook integration to automate the transfer of leads from a social network to this DBMS.
If you are promoting goods or services on social networks and use, in particular, the advertising lead generation tool Facebook Lead Ads and store all the collected information about your customers in MySQL, most likely you have to manually enter it into your database contained in a DBMS for every new lead coming from social network. By automating the transfer of lead contact information, you can eliminate one of the most time-consuming workflows. By connecting a database management system and a social network, you will increase the efficiency of your work and the performance of the department or company as a whole.
The codeless SaveMyLeads connector will help you implement such automation. After setting up Facebook and MySQL integration according to our instructions, you can immediately see how the personal data of a new lead, sent through the Lead Ads form, appears in this DBMS in a new line format. After this, you will no longer have to independently enter a whole range of contact and other data about the customer or buyer (first name, last name, phone number, email address, country of residence, and so on). Thus, you will successfully optimize your work, and your client will remain satisfied with the high speed of feedback.
How to Set up Facebook and MySQL Integration
Make Facebook Lead Ads + MySQL integration using the API can be done by an IT specialist who knows how to program. It would seem that all that is needed is to simply entrust this task to a professional. However, before making such a decision, we recommend that you carefully weigh the pros and cons. The first option is full-time programmers. It is unlikely that they will immediately begin to do what you ask. Be prepared to wait for several hours or even days. The second option is to hire third-party programmers. They will cope with the task much faster but will issue an invoice, which can be quite significant for your budget. We offer you an alternative solution – the SaveMyLeads online connector. With it, you will get what you want much faster and, most importantly, save money. Its interface and operating algorithm are intuitive, so there is no need to worry if you have absolutely no experience. You can set up the connection you need in just a few minutes.
If you imagine MySQL + Facebook integration in the form of a scheme, it will look like this: “data source – online connector – data receiver.” SaveMyLeads monitors your Facebook business page 24/7, without interruption. When a new lead submits a completed form from there, the data from it is transferred to MySQL. To set up and start automatic data transfer, you need to perform just a few simple steps. We suggest you do this right now.
Setting up the Data Source – Facebook
To set up Facebook integration with MySQL, first you have to create a new connection. For this, click on the green button "Create connection".
Next, you must select the data source system. In this case, we select Facebook.
At this stage, you can choose one of the ready-made templates where you want to send leads from Facebook. In this case, you have to select “MySQL Add Row”.
Now, you must connect your Facebook account to SaveMyLeads. For this, click on the blue button "Connect account Facebook".
In this window, you have to specify the username and password of the Facebook personal account. Click “Log in”.
Next, click “Edit Settings”.
At this stage, you see that the promotional pages to which you have access. We recommend marking all advertising pages at once at this stage to be able to work with them in the future. Click “Next”.
Leave all access checkboxes enabled and click “Done”.
When the newly created login is displayed in the list, select it.
After that, you have to select the advertising page from which you want to receive new leads and the forms from which the data will be loaded. If you would like to receive data from several forms, you must create several connections for each of them. Click “Continue”.
Setting up the Data Receiver – MySQL
To set up MySQL integration with Facebook, at this stage you have to connect your MySQL account to SaveMyLeads. Click on the blue button "Connect account MySQL".
In this window, you must specify the host of your MySQL. Next, you have to specify the login and password for your MySQL account, the name of the database that our system will access, and the port to which we will connect. When all the required fields are filled in, click “Continue”.
When the newly created login is displayed in the list, you must select it.
Next, you have to specify the table to which the data will be transferred.
Now you see MySQL fields where you can assign variables that will be retrieved from Facebook. We have already done this, but if something does not suit you, you can add variables from the drop-down list.
When all the necessary data is assigned, click “Continue”.
At this point, you see an example of the data that will be sent to your MySQL with each new lead from Facebook. If everything suits, you click “Send test data to MySQL” and check if the settings are correct.
To check the result, go to MySQL. If everything suits you, return to SaveMyLeads and continue setting up.
Setting up Auto-update
In order for each new lead from Facebook to be instantly transferred to the MySQL system, you have to enable auto-update. To achieve this, click “Finish setup”.
If you want to change the connection name, you can do this in its settings. For this, click on the gear icon.
Here you can change the connection name and add your connection to the group. After that, click “Continue”.
Result of Facebook-Leads and MySQL Integration
Having completed all the steps according to our instructions, you have probably already received a successfully functioning connection between both systems and have seen with your own eyes how new leads are automatically transferred from the social network to the DBMS. Now you can see that Facebook MySQL integration really frees you from monotonous, repetitive manual work. Thanks to it, you will no longer have to transfer lead data from Lead Ads to this system yourself. This action will be performed automatically. Our SaveMyLeads online connector will take care of the routine for you, and meanwhile, you can switch your attention to improving interactions with potential and existing clients or developing new tactics in business development. In any case, we wish you success!
Are you using Facebook Lead Ads? Then you will surely appreciate our service. The SaveMyLeads online connector is a simple and affordable tool that anyone can use to set up integrations for Facebook. Please note that you do not need to code or learn special technologies. Just register on our website and create the necessary integration through the web interface. Connect your advertising account with various services and applications. Integrations are configured in just 5-10 minutes, and in the long run they will save you an impressive amount of time.