There are three ways you will see datafeeds working in your system -- automatic updates, (manual) lookups, and bulk updates. Automatic updates apply to data that require no user intervention. Lookups allow the user to click a button and add the new data to the supporter record. Bulk updates allow you to query a list from your databse and submit it in bulk to the desired DataFeed. The respective records are updated automatically and you are notified of the number and records updated.
Lookups are powered by 3rd party data sources that we've integrated into the application.
For any data field where lookups are available, you'll see the lookup icon. If this DataFeed is active for you, it will be colored (grey means it's inactive). By clicking the icon, the system initiates a search for your person and displays the corresponding data.
Currently, there are no active lookups for organizations, other than FEC-registered committees. If you have one you'd like to see though, please get in touch.
Lookups are add-ins to your subscriptin and are priced the same as all of our subscriptions - monthly and based on the size of your system. Some are actually free though. You can view pricing for any DataFeed on our addon pricing page .
Lookups are subject to a monthly maximum that is equal to 10% of your total max number of records. For example, if your subscription is at level 4 (5,000 records), the monthly maximum number of lookups in a month is 500.