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 a 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 (database, or auto-sync CSV) you might want to automate report generation on schedule (daily, weekly etc) and get a report with newest values directly to your email inbox (or Slack/Drive/Dropbox/OneDrive etc), without the need to open SeekTable app. For this purpose SeekTable has connectors in the following automation platforms:

  • Zapier: you can create "zaps" that trigger on some event and execute an action in your SeekTable account: report export, share report by email, CSV file upload.
  • Microsoft Flow: you can create workflow automation to deliver reports on schedule and perform the same actions in your SeekTable account as in case of Zapier.

Can I use an API to access SeekTable reports?

SeekTable has two different API endpoints:

  • API that allows you to render/export reports saved in your account or upload/refresh a CSV file. It is primarily used by Zapier and MS Flow connectors, but you can use this web API directly if you like.
  • API of PivotData microservice - this is reporting engine used by SeekTable. This API can be used for embedded BI functionality; if you are interested in this 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 automatically import CSV file from Google Drive/OneDrive/Dropbox/URL?

In some cases you might want to keep reports created by CSV in sync with:

  • Google Drive (including spreadsheets editable with Google Sheets)
  • Microsoft OneDrive (including Excel files)
  • Dropbox (only CSV/TSV files)
  • public URL (only CSV/TSV files)

This kind of automation is possible with Zapier or Microsoft Flow.

I want to create pivot tables by Google Analytics data.

For now SeekTable doesn't have built-in connector for Google Analytics data. However, we already investigated technical possibility of this and GA connector may be implemented for live reporting with the following limitations:

  • only pivot table reports (no flat tables)
  • no totals / sub-totals for GA measures
  • max number of cells with values is 10,000

If you're interested in SeekTable connector for Google Analytics please contact us.

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

If this database is SQL-compatible and it has an ODBC driver for Linux we can add it to the list of supported connectors upon request. Examples of databases that may be used with SeekTable:

  • 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 a data visualization. However, in case of SQL data source potentially it is possible to add a capability to edit record values or delete rows.

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