Category

Connector Type

Social Media

Standard

Description

Use the Reddit Review connector to retrieve and analyze comments posted on https://www.reddit.com.

Data Limitations

This data connector supports only the US Reddit web site.

Reddit does not impose limitations on the amount of data that you can pull, but for subreddits with a very large number of comments you may want to limit it yourself using the Comment Limit option or by narrowing the date range.

If you have issues with no data, try widening your date range on the second page of the wizard.

Input Fields

When setting up the connector, provide the URL of the subreddit for which you want to analyze comments. 

  • Reddit URL: On the Reddit web site, navigate to the subreddit and from the address bar, copy the URL, then paste it into this field.
    Only a subreddit URL may be used, for example: https://www.reddit.com/r/NameOfSubreddit/. The connector cannot take a URL that links directly to a post. To analyze a particular post within your subreddit, you can use Filters.
  • Comment Limit: To avoid returning too much data, it is a good practice to set a limit on the number of comments returned.

You can change your date range on the second page of the wizard, or optionally Schedule data crawls to update your data stream periodically.

Data Dictionary

This connector returns the following fields that you can use in analysis.

Entity

Description

Category

Example

crawler_time_stamp

Returns the date and time on which the post was crawled.

meta

1580314404246

DataSource

Returns the data source of the post.

meta

Reddit

Date

Returns the date and time on which the comment was posted.

date index

1580312357000

Domain

Returns the domain of the subreddit.

meta

GoldCount

Returns the number of gold awards earned by the post.

KPI

0

IsDelete

Returns a value indicating whether the comment was deleted.

meta

FALSE

Points

Returns the net of up votes and down votes.

KPI

1

PostID

Returns the unique Reddit identifier for the post.

meta

t3_evofu4

ReviewURL

Returns the URL of the comment.

meta

https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/evofu4/worlds_first_release_of_genetically_engineered/ffww44k/

SourceURL

Returns the URL of any link attached to the post.

meta

Text

Returns the free-form text of the comment.

text index

Paper: First Field Release of a Genetically Engineered, Self-Limiting Agricultural Pest Insect: Evaluating Its Potential for Future Crop Protection https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00482/full

TextType

Returns a value indicating whether the text is from a post or a comment.

meta

comment

Title

Returns the free-form text of the original post.

text index

UpVotes

Returns the number of up votes earned by the comment.

KPI

0

UserID

Returns the unique Reddit identifier for the commenter.

user index

t2_f76oc

UserName

Returns the commenter’s name.

user index

t2_f76oc

VoteRatio

Returns the percentage of votes that are positive.

KPI

0

Data

Adds all output fields to a list visualization.

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