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At this point, you have either installed the standalone Design Studio or installed the Action Sequence editor plug-in into Eclipse.  You have a working install of the Pentaho samples.  The samples have been tested and work within your browser.  Your Pentaho BI Server is running and waiting for requests.If you haven't done so already, start the Design Studio as described under installation.  If the Welcome screen appears go ahead and close it by clicking on the X next to Welcome. The first thing we need to do is hook up the Design Studio to the Samples.   Select File->New->Project. Then select Simple from the New Project wizard and press the Next> button.

Creating and editing content with the Design Studio consists of editing XML documents that exist on a file systemThe purpose of the Pentaho Design Studio is to facilitate the creation and management of files within your Pentaho solutions.  The Design Studio helps organize this content these files and provides editors that understand the XML format and help guide you through all the steps necessaryfor each type of file.  There are several levels of organization within the Design Studio: workspaceworkspaces, perspectivesproject, views, editors, projects, folders and files.perspectives. If you haven't done so already start up the design studio.


A workspace is the directory where your work will be stored. It is a container for projects, that contains a collection of projects, along with preferences and other settings related to the group of projects it contains.  The Design Studio comes with a workspace already set up - feel free to change it or its location if you like.  After the workspace location is chosen, a single Design Studio window is displayed. A Design Studio window offers one or more perspectives. A perspective contains editors and views, such as the Navigator.  Multiple Design Studio windows can be opened simultaneously.  A workspace allows you to organize groups related of projects. You may find it helpful to have all reporting and BI related projects organized into a BI specific workspace.