Easily Make Reports Using Live Data

Do you handle data that constantly changes? Generating new reports on a daily or weekly basis can be difficult and time-consuming.

We know you want to work quickly and efficiently, especially when sharing new data with your bosses, colleagues, and clients. That’s why Infogram offers a wide range of data import options, including convenient live data updates.

Watch the video below for a quick one-minute tutorial and scroll down to see the many ways you can connect live data to Infogram:

Live Data Video Tutorial

Infogram’s Live Data Options

With Infogram you can connect spreadsheets, 3rd party platforms, and JSON feeds to automatically update your work at specific time intervals. Here is a list of ways you can add live data to your Infogram projects:

It is important to note that live data integration is available to our Pro, Business, and Enterprise users. If you’d like to learn more about our paid plans, click here.

Google Sheets — Infogram’s integration with Google Sheets automates the process of adding new data to a chart by updating the data periodically and automatically.

Google Analytics — Connect your Google Analytics account to create a report of your website’s traffic. Create reports by dragging and dropping charts onto an infographic template. Infogram will pull the information from your account and automatically update the charts with your data.

Google Drive + Dropbox + OneDrive — Infogram makes it easy to upload CSV or XLS files from your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts. Simply connect the desired account, make any design changes you see fit, publish, and embed. You’ll never need to touch the chart or your data again.

JSON feed — JSON feeds offer real-time server-to-browser communication. JSON is short for JavaScript Object Notation, and is a way to store information in an organized, easy-to-access manner. Connecting a JSON feed URL to Infogram is a snap.

API — For our more advanced users, the Infogram API platform connects your website or application with charts and infographics. The Infogram REST API provides programmatic access to infographic creation, updates, and downloads.

Simple Reminder: Live-updates work when an infographic is published, either on web-view or via embed. It updates the data when the graph loads and then every 30 seconds or different time interval you’ve specified.

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Originally published at infogram.com on June 28, 2017.