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Build Zoho Creator-Connected Visualizations in datapine



Use CData Connect Cloud and datapine to build visualizations and dashboards with access to live Zoho Creator data.

datapine is a browser-based business intelligence platform. When paired with the CData Connect Cloud, you get access to your Zoho Creator data directly from your datapine visualizations and dashboards. This article describes connecting to Zoho Creator in CData Connect Cloud and building a simple Zoho Creator-connected visualization in datapine.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure SQL Server interface for Zoho Creator, allowing you to query data from Zoho Creator without replicating the data to a natively supported database. Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc.) directly to Zoho Creator, leveraging server-side processing to return the requested Zoho Creator data quickly.

Configure Zoho Creator Connectivity for datapine

Connectivity to Zoho Creator from datapine is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Zoho Creator data from datapine, we start by creating and configuring a Zoho Creator connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Zoho Creator" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Zoho Creator.

    The connector is already registered with Zoho Creator as an OAuth application.

    If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Help documentation.

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Zoho Creator Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

Connecting to Zoho Creator from datapine

Once you configure your connection to Zoho Creator in Connect Cloud, you are ready to connect to Zoho Creator from datapine.

  1. Log into datapine
  2. Click Connect to navigate to the "Connect" page
  3. Select MS SQL Server as the data source
  4. In the Integration step, fill in the connection properties and click "Save and Proceed"
    • Set the Internal Name
    • Set Database Name to the name of the connection we just configured (e.g. ZohoCreator1)
    • Set Host / IP to "tds.cdata.com"
    • Set Username to your Connect Cloud username (e.g. [email protected])
    • Set Password to the corresponding PAT
    • Set Database Port to "14333"
  5. In the Data Schema step, select the tables and fields to visualize and click "Save and Proceed"
  6. In the References step, define any relationships between your selected tables and click "Save and Proceed"
  7. In the Data Transfer step, click "Go to Analyzer"

Visualize Zoho Creator Data in datapine

After connecting to CData Connect Cloud, you are ready to visualize your Zoho Creator data in datapine. Simply select the dimensions and measures you wish to visualize!

Having connect to Zoho Creator from datapine, you are now able to visualize and analyze real-time Zoho Creator data no matter where you are. To get live data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from datapine, try CData Connect Cloud today!