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Importing Data from Cloud Drive

Zoho Analytics allows you to import data from CSV, Excel (XLS and XLSX), JSON, HTML and zipped files stored on different Cloud Drive/Storage such as Zoho WorkDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Amazon S3 for advanced reporting and analysis. You can also schedule periodical import from your Cloud Drive.


The below video will give you a quick overview on importing data from Cloud Drive.


This section explains how to import data from Cloud Drive into Zoho Analytics.

Cloud Storage/Drives Supported 

1. What are the Cloud Storage services from which I can import data into Zoho Analytics?

Zoho Analytics supports import of data from the following Cloud Storage services:

2. How do I import data from Zoho Docs into Zoho Analytics?


3. How do I import data from Zoho WorkDrive into Zoho Analytics?


4. How do I import data from Google Drive into Zoho Analytics?


5. How do I import data from Dropbox into Zoho Analytics?


6. How do I import data from Box into Zoho Analytics?


7. How do I import data from OneDrive into Zoho Analytics?


8. How do I import data from Amazon S3 into Zoho Analytics?


 

Possible Import Options

1. What are the file formats that can be imported into Zoho Analytics?

Zoho Analytics supports importing data from the following sources.

  • Comma Separated Value (CSV)
  • Excel (XLS and XLSX) /SXC
  • HTML
  • Tabular Text files
  • JSON
  • XML

2. Can I import data into an existing table?

Yes, you can import data into an existing table. Follow the given steps to import data into an existing table:

  1. Open the table into which you want to import data.
  2. Click  Import Data > Import Data into this Table . The Import wizard to import data into that table will open.

Refer to the following video to know more about this.


3. Can I import huge files into Zoho Analytics? 

You can upload a maximum of  1,000,000 rows  and the file size should not exceed  100 MB . However, you can upload huge CSV files using the Zoho Databridge. 

Refer to the  Zoho Databridge documentation section to know more about this. 

Note: Use Amazon Athena while importing huge files from Amazon S3 into Zoho Analytics. Refer to the Amazon Athena documentation section to know about this.

4. Can I import files stored in my local drive or FTP server?

Yes, you can import files stored in local drive. Zoho Analytics allows you to import data from CSV, Excel (XLS and XLSX), JSON, HTML, MS Access Database file stored in localdrive or in FTP server. You can also import data by pasting data. 

Refer to the  Importing Data from Files  section to know more about this.

5. Can I import files stored in the Web?

Yes, you can import files stored in the Web. Zoho Analytics allows you to import data from CSV, Excel (XLS and XLSX), JSON, HTML, MS Access Database files data stored in the Web. 

Refer to the  Importing Data from Feeds  section to know more about this.

Import Settings

1. How do I set custom date format?

By default, Zoho Analytics tries to identify the date format of the given date column from the data provided and display the same. If you find that to be incorrect or if Zoho Analytics had failed to recognize any date column then you can set the date format in the  Format of Date Column(s) option. Refer to this  link , to know more how to construct custom date format.

2. Can I map a column from my file with a column in Zoho Analytics table while importing?

Yes, you can map columns while you import data into an existing table in Zoho Analytics. In the  Data Preview  of the  Import Setting , a drop-down will list all the columns in the Zoho Analytics table. You can choose whether this is a new column, or if the file's column needs to be mapped to an existing column in the Zoho Analytics table in this drop-down.  


3. Can I save my import settings?

Yes, you can save your import settings. Your import settings will be saved when your data source meets the following criteria:

  • You have your data in Web or FTP server 
  • Your data has column header

Saving your import settings will help you to periodically fetch your data. You can choose to import the data whenever you want using the  Refetch Data Now  option.


4. Why do I see Warning Details in the Imported Data Summary dialog?

Specifying a wrong data type for your column will generate errors on import. Zoho Analytics will handle the error condition as you have set in the  On Import Errors  option. 

In case of such errors, the details of the same would be shown in the  Imported Data Summary dialog.


5. How do I set On Import Errors option?

You can specify how Zoho Analytics should handle error conditions (in case it occurs) in the Import Your Data dialog of Import wizard.


The following are the possible options:

  • Set Empty Value for the Column (default) - Select this option to set empty value to the corresponding column value which had problems while importing.
  • Skip Corresponding Rows - Select this option to skip the corresponding rows in which an error occurs while importing.
  • Don't Import the Data - Select this option to abort the import process, if any error occurs during importing.

In case any error occurs during import, the details of the same would be shown in the Imported Data Summary dialog (refer to the above question ) which would be shown on Import process completion.

6. Can I retain the relational data modeling from my source?

You cannot retain the relational data modeling from your source. However, Zoho Analytics allows you to auto-join tables. 

While importing a new table into an existing Workspace, Zoho Analytics auto identifies columns with the same column name and datatype and provides suggestions for lookup. You can create this lookup by following the steps in the below slide. 


7. Can I schedule importing data?

Yes, you can schedule your import. Zoho Analytics supports scheduling import when you have stored your data in a web URL or FTP Server. It is mandatory that your data has a column header. 

Refer to the below slideshow to know how to schedule the import.  

 

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