Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you? How safe my data on SeekTable? is owned and maintained by the same team that supports NReco Components (located in Kyiv, Ukraine); we're in business many years so you can be sure that SeekTable will not suddenly disappear. Your data is used only to build visualizations and reports requested by you; see our privacy policy for more details. As any other internet service SeekTable cannot be 100% safe, and in case of very sensitive data you can consider usage of self-hosted (on-premise) installation.

Is SeekTable really free?

Yes, SeekTable offers free personal accounts, and we don't plan to remove them in the future.

With paid subscription you can unlock additional SeekTable functionality:

  • team sharing: ability to share cubes/reports with other SeekTable users.
  • advanced publishing/embedding capabilities
  • special options for self-hosted SeekTable: users management / disable public signup, use your logo / hide links to

How to share cubes/reports with other users?

It is possible to share your cubes and/or reports with your team members using advanced team-sharing feature:

  • invite users into your team (in self-hosted mode confirmation by email is not needed)
  • share cube or report to team with access rules:
    • who can access the cube or report: all team members or you can choose users
    • for cube: what dimensions/measures should be accessible (all or you can choose items)
    • for report: what report options are enabled (Rows/Columns/Values/Chart/Filter selectors, Format/Params tabs, export formats)

This feature is activated by paid subscription. If you are interested in trial please contact us.

How to subscribe to a report (schedule report generation)?

In case of live data source (like a database) you might want to automate report generation on schedule (say, daily or weekly) and get a report with newest values directly to your email inbox, without the need to open SeekTable website. This feature will be available for paid subscriptions with the following options:

  • schedule on: daily, weekly (concrete day of the week), monthly (concrete day of the month)
  • deliver the report as email body (table, chart image), link or attachment (supported formats: PDF, Excel, CSV)

Can I use SeekTable web API for reports generation?

SeekTable is based on PivotData microservice which exposes web API that can be used for reports generation from your webpage or web application. API is secured with JWT and requires special access token.

Access to API is activated by paid subscription. If you are interested in trial please contact us.

Is it possible to install SeekTable on my server?

We realize that in some cases you cannot use SeekTable as a cloud service for some reason - say, if you have sensitive data that should not leave your company's intranet or your local computer.

You still can use reporting functionality provided by self-hosted SeekTable which is available as docker images.
Also, if you're looking for embedded usage, you can download PivotData microservice product (this is reporting engine used by SeekTable) and integrate web pivot builder into your web application.

How to build a report by URL to CSV or Excel file?

In some cases you may have a CSV or Excel file that is already accessible with an URL:

  • file is stored in Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox etc and shared with a public link
  • file is published on a website
  • this is an export generated dynamically by a web application

SeekTable can track changes in the URL and download fresh data if needed; for example, you can update your CSV file in Google Sheets and these changes will be reflected in SeekTable reports.

If you're insterested in this feature please let us know.

I want to use database %X% as a data source. Is it possible?

If this database is SQL-compatible and it has Linux ODBC driver we can add it to the list of supported connectors. Examples of such databases:

  • Google BigQuery
  • AWS Athena
  • Apache Drill
  • Oracle DB
  • Vertica