Import data from Amazon RDS: PostgreSQL

Import data from Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL into Zoho Analytics

If you have your data stored online in the Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL database, then you can easily import your data into Zoho Analytics for reporting and analysis. You can easily set up schedules to periodically fetch the latest data from your PostgreSQL database. 

  1. How do I import data from the Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL database?
  2. How can I edit the setup?
  3. How long does it take for the data to be imported into Zoho Analytics?
  4. Can I import data from my Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL database into an existing Zoho Analytics workspace?
  5. Will foreign keys defined between my tables in Amazon RDS PostgreSQL database be linked in Zoho Analytics as well?
  6. Can I change the data-type of the columns in Zoho Analytics?
  7. How do I remove the setup?

1. How do I import data from the Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL database?

2. How can I edit the setup?

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

After setup, you might have to wait sometime for the initial fetch to happen. This depends upon the response time of your Amazon RDS server and also the amount of data to be imported into your Zoho Analytics database. You will receive an email notification once the import is complete. If you access the workspace before the initial fetch, it will not display any data.

4. Can I import data from my Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL database into an existing Zoho Analytics database?

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

  • Open the workspace into which you wish to import the data.
  • Click the Create -> New Table / Import Data button from the side panel.
  • Click the Cloud Databases option. 

Configuring the import will be similar to the steps followed in this presentation.

5. Will foreign keys defined between my tables in Amazon RDS PostgreSQL database be linked in Zoho Analytics as well?

No, the tables will not be directly linked in Zoho Analytics. However, you can link two or more tables in Zoho Analytics using the Look-up feature. Click here to learn about look-up.

We have plans to fetch the foreign key details from Amazon RDS and automatically link those tables in Zoho Analytics using lookup columns in the future.

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

Yes, you can change the datatype 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 PostgreSQL database for successful data synchronizations. It is always recommended that you change the data type in both your Amazon RDS - PostgreSQL database as well as your Zoho Analytics database.

7. How do I remove the Setup?

To remove the setup,

  • Log in to your Zoho Analytics account.
  • Open the corresponding workspace.
  • In the Explorer tab, click Data Sources button.
  • In the Data Sources tab that opens click the Settings icon and select Remove Data Source as shown in the snapshot. 

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

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