Set Up a Data Source

Configure a data source with Zing

Zing is built to query your own data, so you’ll want to set up a data source. While we provide a sample data set to help you get situated, adding your own data source (or sources) will make it possible to start asking questions of your company’s data from your phone.

Adding a Data Source

The easiest way to set up a dataset is from the Zing web console,

  • Once you are logged in, tap data sources then the new data source button.

  • In the modal, select the data source type (such as Postgres, BigQuery, etc.)

  • Enter your database credentials, such as hostname, port, database name, username, and password

  • Press save

  • Zing will validate that your database credentials are valid once you press save and will add the source. It is then available immediately to query. If your credentials are invalid you’ll be prompted to check and resubmit.

By default, all tables and views in your database are marked as ‘visible’ (including newly added tables), but you can exclude tables from visibilty if you’d like. This is useful for excluding tables from other people in your organization which might be unnecessary for them (e.g. detailed server logs).

You can also add database credentials directly from the Zing web, iOS, and Android apps by tapping the sources tab in the mobile app, then add new data source and following the steps above.

Once a data source as been added, it will immediately be available to all users that you have invited to your organization in the top of their Zing app in the tables section.

Note: You can set up multiple data sources with an organization, even across database types. Zing will show all tables from all data source types in the app.

Supported Data Sources

Database Type Supported? Notes
PostgreSQL Yes Zing also supports cloud-hosted versions of this such as Amazon RDS and Google Cloud SQL
mySQL Yes
Snowflake Yes
Google BigQuery Yes Setup only via web app (not mobile app)
Google Sheets Yes
Trino / Presto / Starburst Yes
Amazon S3 Coming Soon
MongoDB Coming Soon


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