Importing data from Zoho Creator into Zoho Reports using Permalink

Importing data from Zoho Creator into Zoho Reports using Permalink

Zoho Creator users can synchronize data from their Zoho Creator applications into Zoho Reports for reporting & analytics using the Permalink option. This is a less-featured model to synchronize data from Zoho Creator to Zoho Reports when compared to the more sophisticated & recommended Advanced Analytics add-on option supported for Zoho Creator. Refer to the difference between Zoho Creator Advanced Analytics and Data import using Permalink option to know more.

Zoho Reports allows you to import data from files and feeds stored in a Web URL. We will be making use of this feature to import the data in your Zoho Creator applications into Zoho Reports. Please do watch the below tutorial for step by step instruction on how to import the data into Zoho Reports.

Note
  • The Permalink option is only available in the paid plans of Zoho Creator.

How to Import data from Zoho Creator into Zoho Reports using Permalink

Difference Between Zoho Creator Advanced Analytics and Importing data from Zoho Creator into Zoho Reports using Permalink

Tabulated below are the differences between using the Zoho Creator Advanced Analytics and Importing data using the Permalink option.

Zoho Creator Advanced Analytics Add-onImporting data from Zoho Creator into Zoho Reports using Permalink
Allows data synchronizations at form level.Data synchronizations are at view level.
Automatically links forms using a lookup relationship that are already joined in Zoho Creator.Views being independent, if need to be joined must be linked manually.
Forms and Subforms will be joined by default via a lookup relationship.Forms and Subforms will not be linked automatically.
Data synchronizations are fast and robust as it supports incremental change.Data synchronizations are slow as this process completely refreshes the entire data.

Having tabulated the differences, we would recommend you to use the Zoho Creator Advanced Analytics Add-on for a seamless integration between Zoho Creator and Zoho Reports.