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.

It is very likely that the paid accounts will be introduced soon, but paid subscription will be needed only for new advanced features (multi-user accounts, team access control management, reports on schedule etc) and all existing functionality of free accounts would not be restricted.

How to share cubes/reports between several users?

Team management will be available for paid subscriptions; you'll be able to create new users (or link exiting) and manage their permissions and access rules:

  • cubes management (who can create/update/delete and view concrete data sources)
  • reports management (who can create/update/delete and view concrete reports)

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) 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, and it is possible to use its web API directly.
All this means that, from one side, technically it is possible to generate reports with API - say, if you want to automate reports generation on your side, or embed web pivot builder into your web application.
From the other side, API access requires special authentication token, and it will be available only for paid subscriptions. If you interested in API usage and want to evaluate it you can contact us and request this authentication token for testing purposes.

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.
Nevertheless, you still can use reporting functionality provided by SeekTable in one of the following ways:

  • download free trial version of PivotData microservice and run it on your server or local computer. It is used as an engine inside SeekTable so it offers exactly the same reporting features. Note that microservice supposes embedded usage scenario; you might need to have some technical skills to integrate and configure it properly.
  • buy on-premise installation of SeekTable. Pricing and usage conditions are discussed individually.

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