10.08.2016 by Marisa Krystian

We all want to incorporate simplicity and efficiency into our work, especially if we are handling data for reports, website analytics, and breaking news coverage. Infogram wants to help you save time and do great work, which is why we offer a wide range of data import options – including awesome live data updates.

You can copy and paste data into Infogram’s editor, or you can add data first. Choose from the regular sources or use a few integrations to make your life easier. Some options are simple, while others offer more advanced ways to share data.

With Infogram you can connect spreadsheets, 3rd party platforms, and JSON feeds to automatically update your work at specific time intervals. Here is a list of ways you can add live data to your Infogram projects:


Infogram’s Live Options

It is important to note that live data integration is available to our Pro, Business, and Enterprise users. If you’d like to learn more about our paid plans, click here.

Google Sheets – Infogram’s integration with Google Sheets automates the process of adding new data to a chart by updating the data periodically and automatically. It is simple to set up, so you might want to use it to update dashboards, reports, presentations, live feeds or articles.

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Google Analytics – Connect your Google Analytics account to create a report of your website’s traffic. Create reports by dragging and dropping charts onto an infographic template. Infogram will pull the information from your account and automatically update the charts with your data.

There are 13 different reports to pick from, including top referring sites, mobile usage, number of pages per session, top keywords, and much more.

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Google Drive + Dropbox + OneDrive – Infogram makes it easy to upload CSV or XLS files from your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts. Simply connect the desired account, make any design changes you see fit, publish, and embed. You’ll never need to touch the chart or your data again.

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JSON feed – JSON feeds offer real-time server-to-browser communication. JSON is short for JavaScript Object Notation, and is a way to store information in an organized, easy-to-access manner. It uses human-readable text to transmit data objects – and connecting a JSON feed URL to Infogram is a snap.  

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API – For our more advanced users, the Infogram API platform connects your website or application with charts and infographics. The Infogram REST API provides programmatic access to infographic creation, updates, and downloads.

To access the Infogram REST API service you must have a valid Infogram API account. That account is associated with your Infogram profile and every operation with REST API is performed on your user’s behalf.

API accounts contain two important pieces of information: the so-called “API key” and “API secret key.” API key is sent with every request to the REST API service and API secret key is used in API request signing. 

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Reminder: Live-updates work when an infographic is published, either on web-view or via embed. It updates the data when the graph loads and then every 30 seconds or other time interval you’ve specified.


Want to learn where you can embed interactive charts and how to add Infogram projects to PowerPoint Online? Check out these most recent blog posts and schedule a meeting with our team if you have any questions about live data updates:

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