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Thomas Morgner, Pentaho Reporting Architect, gave a status update for the 3.6 release of Pentaho Reporting and Report Designer.

Topics include:

  • Usability and Ease of Use
    • Field Picker
    • Report environment properties available as fields
    • Defaults for translations
    • Editing Multiple Elements
    • Page-Setup Dialog
    • Offline Mode
    • Dashboard mode in the platform
    • New Formula Functions
  • Parameters
    • Formula Parameter: Post process and Display Value
    • Format Strings for Date and Number Parameter
    • Support for SQL Date Types
    • Hidden Parameters
    • Relaxed validation of Date and Number types
    • Validation Errors show in the UI now
  • Data Sources
    • Dynamic Security: Role, Username, Password
    • Adhoc Datasources: OLAP4J and Pentaho Analysis
    • MDX parameter via ${parameter} syntax


The recording is now available on the WebEx service site. Click the link below to download or play it:

Note: The issue Thomas has at the beginning with the localization not working was because his local was not actually set to English like he thought .

Pentaho Community Techncal WebEx - Reporting 3.6 update-20091216 1502
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:02 am New York (Eastern Time, GMT-05:00)
32 Minutes

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Look for Report Designer 3.6.0-M2 available approx Dec 18, 2009