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:

Can I share cubes/reports with other SeekTable users?

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

  • invite users into your team (in self-hosted mode confirmation by email is not needed)
  • share a cube (data source) or reports 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)
  • record-level permissions: you can use special report parameter to filter report data by user's email

You can easily evaluate this feature with free 14-day trial: just click on "Share to team" and then activate your trial. If you need more time to test team sharing functionality feel free to 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)

Direct access to reporting engine web API

SeekTable generates reports using 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 with 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 number of reasons - 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 pivot tabes, you can download PivotData microservice - this is reporting engine used by SeekTable - and integrate its 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 upon request. Examples of such databases:

  • Google BigQuery
  • Snowflake
  • Vertica
  • Exasol
  • AWS Athena
  • Apache Drill

Edit table data and write back to a database

In case of non-aggregated reports (flat table type) it might be useful to have a possiblity to edit values directly from the report.

SeekTable is a reporting tool and its primary purpose is data visualization. However, in case of SQL data source potentially it is possible to have a capability to edit record values or delete rows.

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