MS Access

Importing from MS Access using Zoho Databridge

If you have data in a local MS Access database, then you can easily import your data into Zoho Analytics using the Zoho Databridge. The Zoho Databridge helps you fetch data from your local MS Access database periodically. It automates the import process by synchronizing the data in your local MS Access database with Zoho Analytics, at a periodic interval.

  1. How do I install Zoho Databridge?
  2. How do I import data from the MS Access database using Zoho Databridge?
  3. How long does it take for the data to be imported into Zoho Analytics?
  4. How can I edit the Import setup?
  5. How can I schedule import from MS Access database?
  6. Will I be notified on import failures?
  7. Can I import data from MS Access database into an existing Zoho Analytics Workspace?
  8. I have synced data from MS Access database into a table. Can I change the data source of this table?
  9. Will foreign keys defined between my tables in MS Access database be linked in Zoho Analytics as well?
  10. Can I change the data type of the columns imported in Zoho Analytics?
  11. How do I remove the import setup?
  12. I am unable to establish the connection between the local MS Access database and Zoho Analytics server. How do I solve this?

1. How do I install Zoho Databridge?

2. How do I import data from the MS Access database using Zoho Databridge?

To import data from local MS Access database, it is mandatory to install Zoho Databridge. Refer to the previous question to know how to Install.

3. How long does it take for the data to be imported into Zoho Analytics?

Initial import will usually take a few minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the volume of the data. Please note, if you access the Workspace before the initial fetch, it will not display any data.

4. How can I edit the Import setup?

You can edit the import setup anytime, by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Workspace.
  2. Click Data Sources in the left panel. 
  3. All data sources for this Workspace will be listed. Click the MS Access data source for which you want to edit the settings.
  4. The Data Sources page will open. Click Edit Connection link.
  5. The Local Database - Edit Connection page will open. Modify the settings as needed. 

5. How can I schedule Import from MS Access database?

Zoho Analytics allows you to schedule the import anytime. You can schedule the import for an existing table by following the steps below. 

  1. Open the Workspace.
  2. Click Data Sources in the left panel.
  3. All data sources for this Workspace will be listed. Click the MS Access data source for which you want to schedule the import.
  4. The Data Sources page will open. Click Sync Setting.  
  5. The Local Database - Synchronization Settings will open.
     

     
  6. Select the schedule interval you need in the Repeat drop-down. Supported intervals are:
    • Not Scheduled
    • Every 'N' Hours
    • Every Day
    • Weekly Once
    • Monthly Once
  7. Select when the data need to be imported in Perform option. 
  8. In the Notify me after every 'N' Import Failure (s) option, set the number of consecutive import failure after which you need to be notified.
  9. Click Save. The data for your MS Access database will be imported into Zoho Analytics in the set interval. 

You can also schedule the import while initial import using the Schedule Setting option in the Step 4 of Import Wizard.

6. Will I be notified on import failures?

Yes, you will be notified after consecutive import failure, in case it occurs. You can set the number of consecutive import failures after which you need to be notified in the Notify me after every 'N' Import Failure (s) option of the  schedule import.

 7. Can I import data from MS Access database into an existing Zoho Analytics Workspace?

Yes, you can import your data from MS Access into an existing Workspace.

Follow the below steps to import data into an existing workspace:

  1. Open the Workspace into which you wish to import the data.
  2. Click Create > New Table / Import Data
     
  3. The Import Your Data section will open. Click Local Databases option.
  4. The Import Wizard will open. Configuring the import will be similar to the steps followed in this presentation.

8. I have synced data from MS Access database into a table. Can I change the data source of this table?

Yes, you can change the data source of a table, into which the  MS Access database has been synced. 

Follow the below steps to import if the source is available in the same MS Access database that is imported into the table. 

  1. Open the Workspace.
  2. Click Import Data > Import into this Table.
  3. The Select Data to Import tab of Import wizard will open. 
  4. You can choose to import from a different table using the Select Table option or import using the Custom Query. 

Follow the below steps to import if the source is available in a different local database.

  1. Open the Workspace.
  2. Click Data Sources on the left panel. 
  3. All data sources for this Workspace will be listed. Click the data source you want to edit.
  4. The Data Sources page will open. Click Edit Connection
  5. In the Local Database - Edit Connection dialog that opens, modify the data source. You can also change the Databridge that fetches the data. 
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9. Will foreign keys defined between my tables in MS Access database be linked in Zoho Analytics as well?

No, the tables will not be directly linked in Zoho Analytics. You need to link the required tables in Zoho Analytics using the Look-up feature. Click here to learn about look-up.

10. Can I change the data type of the columns imported in Zoho Analytics?

Yes, you can change the data type of the columns imported into Zoho Analytics. However, it is necessary that the data type of your column is compatible with the data type of the column in your MS Access database for successful data synchronizations. It is always recommended that you change the data type in both your MS Access database as well as your Zoho Analytics Workspace.

11. How do I remove the import setup?

You can remove the import setup by following the steps below. 

  1. Open the Workspace.
  2. Click Data Sources in the left panel.
  3. All data sources for this Workspace will be listed. Click the data source you want to remove.
  4. In the Data Sources tab that opens, click Settings icon > Remove Data Source.
     

Please do note that this only removes the connection. You can still continue accessing the Workspace in Zoho Analytics.

12. I am unable to establish the connection between the local  MS Access database and Zoho Analytics server. How do I solve this?

This may happen due to various factors such as connectivity issues or privileges to access the protected data source. Refer to our Zoho Databridge Troubleshooting tip section to solve the specific issue you are facing.

You can also reach out to our support by contacting support@zohoanalytics.com for any further clarifications.

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