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Creating live-updating charts and maps in Prezi Design

If you'd like to keep your audience up to date at all times, use the live data updates feature in Prezi Design. You can connect to a Google Drive document, a JSON feed URL, or an online database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server) to ensure that your charts and maps always display the latest information.

Paid feature: Connecting to Google Drive documents and JSON feeds is possible for users with a Plus or higher Prezi plan, while the option to connect to online databases is available for users with a Premium Prezi plan. Luckily it's a breeze to upgrade your license and get access to this and all the other great features our Prezi plans have to offer.

Connecting to an external data source

  1. Once you've created a chart or added a map to your project, double-click on it to open the datasheet.
  2. Connect to one of the available options by selecting it on top of the datasheet:
    • Add Google Drive document. This option will let you connect to a Google spreadsheet and source your data from there. After connecting, all changes made in the Google Drive document will appear in your project.
    • Add JSON feed. Select this option to enter the URL of the JSON feed you'd like to source your data from. Make sure the data are in proper JSON format; here's an example.
    • Connect to an online database. Click on the database icon and choose between MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. After picking a database, fill out the pop-up form to make the connection work.

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Read more on each connection type in these articles:

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