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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26 Nov

New A.A.A.R. Alfresco audit analysis and reporting v1.5 release

A.A.A.R.

A new version 1.5 of the A.A.A.R. – Alfresco audit analisys and reporting has been released with a smarter installation wizard and the compliance to the recent Pentaho 5 release (the compliance with Pentaho 4 still remain). This version makes the adoption of A.A.A.R. solution very easy and (quite) ready for the inclusion in the Pentaho marketplace. Stay tuned for new updates!

Below some useful links:

25 Oct

A.A.A.R. Analytics video n.1 of 10 – The main dashboard

AAAR Analytics - Video n.1 of 16 - The main dashboardImagine to analyze Alfresco data with some real interactive tools, making possible to develop your own free analysis and charts to include in your web pages, presentations or communications to your staff.

No software development, no technical skills required but a really simple user console for a knowledge worker and not a IT professional.

This is what I was thinking while I was developing the AAAR Analytics.

2013-11-06 Alfresco - Speaking BarcelonaAAAR Analytics will be released soon and I’m going to present it to the next Alfresco Summit in Barcelona. Starting from today I would like to share some videos I have developed, to better understand what the solution is and how easy is to use. With this post I share the very first video and I plan to release one video every couple of days, announced with a twit on @FrkCorti.

21 Oct

New A.A.A.R. Alfresco audit analysis and reporting v1.4 release

A.A.A.R.

A new version 1.4 of the A.A.A.R. – Alfresco audit analisys and reporting has been released with a brand new logo and a complete re-styling of the reports layout.

This version introduces the settings useful to an impressive improvement, recently presented at Pentaho Community Meeting in Portugal, regarding the AAAR Analytics. Stay tuned for the details!

Here some useful links:

29 Jul

A.A.A.R. v.1.3.1 for MySql, patch to v1.3

mysql-logoThe released patch for MySql installations is a minor change that could have impact in some cases when you apply A.A.A.R. v.1.3 to a big audit repository on Alfresco, with a relevant history (more than two years).

Many thanks to Senzo Dlamini (Department of Science and Technology) for the contribution and the interesting test case that he shared during past weeks.

Where to download the patch

To download the patch you can simply access to the download page on Google Code.

Content of the installation package

The installation package is simply a zip file containing:

  • The ‘AAAR_Kettle_patch.sql’ script.
  • The ‘readme.txt’ file containing the link to this post.

Howto install the patch

The patch is simply a sql script you have to execute on the AAAR_Kettle database to take effect. To reach that goal you can execute the command below.

mysql –uroot –p<password> < “<patch folder>AAAR_Kettle_patch.sql”

Now you can execute again the A.A.A.R. in the way you did before.

Further details

The problem solved by the patch has been added to the A.A.A.R.’s FAQ page but for further details or different cases, please contact me.

13 May

New A.A.A.R. Alfresco audit analysis and reporting v1.3 release

New release!

Release 1.3

Thanking to interest on the solution, a new version 1.3 of the A.A.A.R. – Alfresco audit analisys and reporting has been released with the full support to the analysis of the repository structure.

Here some useful links:

08 Mar

New A.A.A.R. Alfresco audit analysis and reporting v1.2 release

New release!

Release 1.2

Thanking to the contribution of some users with interesting practical cases, a new version 1.2 of the A.A.A.R. – Alfresco audit analisys and reporting has been released.

Here some useful links for the interested of you.