Loading data from your Mailchimp account.

Mailchimp is a marketing platform that enables you to manage mailing lists and create email marketing campaigns. This source allows you to easily connect your existing Mailchimp account to your DCN in order to ingest your Mailchimp subscriber's IDs & their traits.

Creating a Mailchimp Source

You can create a new Mailchimp source from your DCN by going to the Integrations > Sources section in your navigation menu or by using the CLI and running the following command:

optable-cli source create mailchimp <name>

In both cases you will be redirected to your browser in order to authenticate & link your Mailchimp account to your DCN through our integration partner Fivetran.

To go to the next step, you will have to click the I understand button.

Next, you will be required to authorize the integration between your DCN and Mailchimp by clicking the Authorize button

You will be prompted to securely authenticate to your Mailchimp account using your existing credentials.

Your Mailchimp username and password are never shared directly with Fivetran or Optable, they remain private throughout the process.

After successfully authenticating to your Mailchimp account, you will be required to grant Fivetran access to your account by clicking the Allow button.

As a last step, you need to Save & Test your connection by clicking the blue button.

Finally, if you created the source using your DCN UI you will be redirected to the sources listing. If you used the CLI, you will be able to close you browser and continue at the command line.

Here is an example of the expected CLI output:

$ optable-cli source create mailchimp my-example-source
  "id": 1,
  "name": "my-example-source",
  "created_at": "2022-03-08T15:45:00.502717Z",
  "updated_at": "2022-03-08T15:45:03.748793Z",
  "mailchimp": {},
  "version": {
    "minimum_timestamp": "2022-03-08T15:45:00.502716Z"

What Will You Get?

Currently, email addresses stored in your Mailchimp account will be periodically loaded as identifiers into your DCN along with the subscriber's language, country code, subscription status as well as their parent audience (list) they are a member of.


Email address (personal ID)

Country code



Subscriber status

Audience (list) name

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