Can I connect a chart to my internal data source?

Yes, you can create a chart where the data resides in your own data source such as a database or any other source. In order to connect an interactive chart to an external data source, iCharts offers the iCharts Data API Connector. This API is designed to fetch data from any source.

There are many examples of how you can use the ICharts Data API connector to power your interactive charts:

  1. You have data that updates very frequently, such as continuous feedback results or commodity prices, in your database and you would like to have a real time chart on your web site, as well as other sites where your chart is embedded.
  2. You have a secured database, such as a sales database, that updates in real time and you would like an interactive chart to display selected information without exposing the entire data set.
  3. You have a portal, such as a customer portal, where dynamic charts are displayed based on user credentials.
     

Below is a detailed schematic of how the iCharts Data API works.

The chart in this example has been set up to receive the data feed from an external data source via a URL