Love that there is now an iPhone app, but it rarely ever opens a files that I have on Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox. Is there some trick? Seems mighty buggy. Also, dates aren't recognized. Even if I am in Drive and choose to export as XLS to Vizable, it won't open. I get a message every time that says "Unable to open file".
So sorry to hear about the troubles, here! Currently, Vizable supports .xls, .xlsx, and .csv files. Google Sheets aren't yet supported, but an Excel file saved in Google Drive should be okay.
The size and format of the data also matters. Dates are tricky, as there are more than 700 different date formats in the wild. Vizable recognizes a lot of date formats, but not all of them.
If you could send a sample of your data to vizable.feedback at tableau.com, we'd be happy to take a look and see if we can figure out what's going on.
Hope this helps a bit!
Thanks Trina. If I have a google sheet open and choose to export as excel to vizable it doesn't work.
Also, I would expect something with a standard date format of mm/DD/yyyy to work.
Ah, thanks for the extra detail!
When you open the Google Sheets app and view your sheets in a list view, you can tap the set of three vertical dots to the right of each sheet title to open the options. One of those options is to "Save as Excel (.xlsx)." Once you've saved your sheet as an .xlsx and the new file appears in your Google Sheets list, you can tap the options to "Send a Copy," and then select "Copy to Vizable."
I would personally love to have a direct Google Sheets connection to Vizable, which would make the process easier. For now there are a couple of extra steps involved. Hope this helps, and I'm sorry for any confusion here.
As for the dates, mm/DD/yyyy is a supported format so I'm not sure why it's not being recognized correctly. If you want to send us your data set, we can take a look to see if we can figure out what's happening there. For more tips on formatting and importing data, check out Import Your Data.
Really stinks to have to save something as Excel before opening it in Vizable. This destroys the idea of using Vizable to analyse quantified self data that’s logged through IFTTT. Surely a Google Sheets connector is somewhere on the horizon? It’s a huge miss, especially when you advertise Vizable as connecting to Google Drive. It’s pretty misleading.