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Strava

The Qlik Strava connector uses the Strava API V3 to fetch your athletic activity stats from Strava.

Tip:

The Qlik Web Connectors help you connect to different data sources and fetch data in the same way. Learn how to authenticate a data source connection and how to use tables to fetch data.

Connecting to data sources

Supported offerings

  • Qlik Sense Desktop
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows
  • QlikView

This connector must be installed separately.

Ways to access your data

To access your Strava data, you need to authenticate the connector with your Strava account credentials. After you create a connection and select Strava as your data source, you are redirected to a Strava login page. Log in with your credentials to retrieve an authentication code, and enter it into the connector.

Loading data from tables

After you authenticate the connector with your account credentials, you can use the following tables to select and load data. 

Table data is displayed in the following formats:

  • Distance and elevation: meters
  • Speed: meters per second
  • Time: seconds
Tables that can be loaded Tables that can be loaded
Table Description
Stats List the stats of your most recent, year-to-date, and all-time activities.
Activities View the activities for the authenticated athlete.
Athlete View a summary for the authenticated athlete.

KOMs

Returns segment efforts representing overall King/Queen of the Mountain (KOMs/QOMs) and course records held by the authenticated athlete. Yearly KOMs/QOMs are not included.
ListClubs Returns a list of the clubs whose membership includes the authenticated athlete.
ClubActivities Retrieve recent activities from members of a specific club. The authenticated athlete must belong to the requested club.
ClubMembers Returns a list of the athletes who are members of the specified club.
Gear Returns details of the specified gear. The authenticated athlete must own the gear.
ListRoutes Returns routes created by the authenticated athlete.
RouteSegments Returns segment data for the specified route.
SegmentLeaderboards Returns a ranking of athletes for the specified segment. Note that a maximum of 200 results are returned. Note that no data is returned for hazardous segments.

Working with the Strava API quota limits

The Qlik Web Connectors use the Strava API V3 to extract data from Strava and load it into your Qlik Sense app. While reloading your Strava-based app, you might receive an error message that the connector has reached the Strava API V3 rate limit and that all subsequent API calls will fail until the connector falls back under the throttling limit. If you receive this error message, then you have exceeded one of the API rate limits.

Troubleshooting

You receive an error message that you have reached the API rate limit

Possible cause

You have exceeded the API limits that are imposed by the Strava API V3.

Proposed action

To reduce the impact of reaching API rate limits, develop your app with the following in mind:

  • Extract only the data you need.
  • Reload one Strava-based application at a time.
  • Ensure that loops in your script that make API calls do not result in infinite loops.