09 Feb

Developing Bootstrap buttons with Pentaho CDE dashboard

bootstrapIn this post I would like to share how to develop a Bootstrap button in a Pentaho dashboard. Pentaho and Bootstrap are long time friends and in a past tutorial I started to dive deep in the development with a tutorial about the text field. Various solutions are available in the web for this purpose (for example Diethard Steiner blog or the Ivy Bootstrap Component) but here I would like to share “my solution” for this purpose, not because I think this is “better” or “worst”, but because I used it in a real life scenario with satisfaction.

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02 Feb

Developing a Bootstrap text field with CDE dashboard

bootstrapIn this post I would like to share how to develop a Bootstrap text field in a Pentaho dashboard. Pentaho and Bootstrap are long time friends and various solutions are available in the web (for example Diethard Steiner blog) or directly in the Pentaho Marketplace (for example the Ivy Bootstrap Component). In this post I would like to share “my” solution for this purpose, not because I think this is “better” or “worst”, but because I used it with satisfaction. My purpose was to develop a Bootstrap dashboard using as much as possible the standard CDE components, with the minimum impact and dependency. Read More

12 Jan

Developing a smart filter for Pentaho dashboards

In this post is described the development of a smart filter using the Pentaho CDE dashboards of the Pentaho Analytics Platform. The smart filter is presented in a first initial version, defined as a single level filter. The post is developed as a step by step description on how to reach the goal.

In this post I would like to share the development of a more advanced filter, different from the default and well-known drop-down menus, check-boxes, ecc. The goal is to make the developers able to design results more advanced and modern, respect to the awful dashboards that sometimes I see. 😉

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01 Dec

A.A.A.R. v2.2 with interactive dashboards and free analysis

Finally the date came!

Starting from the requests and the collaboration of some of you, the brand new A.A.A.R. v2.2 has been released. I would like to explicitly thank strategicfunctions.com for the contribution. As usual it has been an interesting experience.

The main new feature is obviously the interactive dashboard on audit trail.

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17 Feb

Advanced tutorial on Pentaho Sparkl (three more tutorials)

pentaho-logoAfter few weeks from the release of the brand new Pentaho Sparkl Application Builder, I shared a basic tutorial to start developing on that platform. From it’s release, a lot of accesses and a good interest has been around it so here there are three brand new articles on some advanced features.

I hope they will help you in some way! 😉

12 Nov

CTools has been released for Pentaho 5.0

Nice news from Pedro Alves (@pmalves) of WebDetails that on his blog announces the release of the new version of the CTools for the incoming Pentaho 5.0 Community Edition. Here the article that describes the installation instructions.

pedroalves-bi.blogspot.de:2013:11:ctools-for-pentaho-50-is-available-cdf

Now we all are waiting for the official release of the Pentaho 5.0 Community Edition to make it work! 😉