Getting started with Zing is easy
1\ Create an account by clicking ‘Sign Up’ on getzingdata.com. You probably want to use your work email address since it will make it easier to invite colleagues who have same domain. Zing supports Google Sign On for easy sign-up.
2\ Connect your data source(s) and confirm that Zing is able to query your database(s). If you don’t have a data source of your own, you can use Zing’s sample dataset to get familiar with the app and then add your data source later.
You can easily add teammates from the web console by clicking ‘Invite Users’ from the web console and adding their email address. You can even import a list of comma seperated email addresses to bulk invite team mates.
You can also add teammates from the Zing mobile app by clicking ‘share’ and adding a team mate’s email address.
If you want to allow dashboards to be shared outside your organization, first turn on ’external sharing’ in the web console ‘settings’ page and then invite users by email address.
Managing and Removing Teammates
Administrators can add and remove user access by signing into the web dashboard and clicking ‘manage users’
Depending on your question, Zing automatically selects a visualization that displays that data well. For instance, if you asked a question for ‘Sales by City’, Zing will show that as a bar chart by default because there is only one data series to display. If you had a more complex question ‘Signups by region by date’ Zing will automatically show a stacked bar chart as a time series since that is the most appropriate to show multiple series over time.
Zing will choose a default that makes sense based on your query, but you can easily customize the chart type displayed. Available options include:
- Bar Chart
- Stacked Bar Chart
- Area Chart
- Line Graph
- Donut chart
You can also view a table with the underlying data if you’d like within the app by selecting the drop-down in the top right of the graph view and selecting ‘data table’. You can sort data tables by tapping on a column name to toggle between unsorted, ascending, and descending order.
Saving Questions and Sharing Results
Just tap ‘share’ in the upper right corner of the app to see a list of your colleagues already using Zing and invite them to the question, or invite a new team mate (who is part of the same domain).
Sharing a question or commenting on a question automatically saves it. You can change the name a question by tapping ‘rename question’ from the upper right menu.
Mentions and Conversations
On the ‘question’ screen, type your comment then hit the blue arrow to post your comment to that question. You can @mention somebody by typing the @ symbol and start typing their name to see a list of teammates with the app. They’ll get a push notification (if enabled) or email (if push isn’t enabled) with your comment and a link to reply.
Saving Graphs and Data Tables
Save a graph from the question screen by tapping the three dots in the top right corner and then ‘Save to photo gallery’
To save the data table from that question, tap ‘Save data table as CSV’ and it will be saved to your phone.
Data Sources Supported
Databases currently supported are:
- Postgres (including Amaazon RDS)
- Google BigQuery
- Trino / Presto
- Google Sheets, Excel, and CSV files (as a Google Sheets link)
You can set up multiple databases – for instance you could have multiple Postgres databases as ‘sources’ for Zing and they will appear in the app as a single set of tables and questions.
Have a database source you’d like us to support but that we don’t yet? Let us know!