The Data section allows you to manage where your data is sent, how your data entry is displayed, and the "precision" Beeminder uses to show you amounts due.

Screenshot of the data source section in settings, showing radio buttons that allow for selecting manual, Zapier, IFTTT or API entry. There's also an option to add a webhook for realtime PESOS, and options to change how numbers are displayed.

Webhooks and meta-minding

This option allows you to do real-time data export, including export to another Beeminder goal via our meta-minding feature. To make use of this, paste in the link to the webhook or Beeminder goal that you wish to send data to, and press "Update data settings". Each time a datapoint is added on the current goal, a datapoint of +1 will be sent to the goal link you pasted in the webhook field.


If Beeminder receives a datapoint from IFTTT, Zapier or the API on a Manual goal, it will toggle the data source setting to the appropriate source automatically. But if you don't like that change, you can undo it by switching the source back to manual. Beeminder won't toggle it back again after that.

Screenshot of an icon showing a goal is locked to IFTTT entry only

Switching the data source from Manual to any of the other three options will hide the data entry boxes on the website and apps, so you can't enter data with them anymore. In that case, you do need a way to enter data, whether that's via an integration like IFTTT, or through the partnership we have with Boss as a Service

Important note: If you're planning for BaaS to add data to your goal, you can't both change the entry method away from manual and put the goal in no-excuses mode, as that would also lock out BaaS from adding data.

This section will be replaced by the name of the integration if you have the goal already linked up with an official integration (such as Todoist, Toggl or Fitbit). If you'd like to remove the autodata integration from the goal and switch back to one of the non-integrated entry methods, change which integration is linked to your goal, or add an integration to a goal that didn't previously have one, contact support to see if that's something we can help with.

Esoteric settings about numbers

This section allows you to indicate whether your goal is tracking numbers (such as number of workouts) or time (in hours). It also allows you to set the "precision" of your goal, meaning the point at which Beeminder rounds the numbers it displays to you. For example, if you have "Nummy display precision" set to 1, Beeminder will show you only integers: when any progress is due on your goal, we will display +1 due.

Beeminder intuits the precision you want to use with your goal based on the precision your data is entered with. If you enter a datapoint of 0.5, we'll automatically set the precision to "0.1", to show you amounts due with one decimal place. You can always change this back or set it to be more precise, and once you've changed it yourself, we won't alter it again.

Keywords: autodata source, where data is populated from, BaaS

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