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  • No need to create additional JSP pages to deliver new dashboards
  • Add dashboards by adding folders and files to the solution repository
  • The ability to auto generate a navigation bar that
  • Picks up new dashboards
  • Enforces security via Pentaho's  security model

The new community dashboard project, initiated by Pedro Alves and Ingo Klose, builds on Ingo's framework and adds some new features while keeping a backward compatibility to the initial framework. The first version of Among others this project will add adds the following features:

  • Dashboard creation with no or very limited java script programming needed
  • Components - Definition of dashboard objects and variables in a simplified syntax
  • Auto loading of dashboard objects on load of the dashboard
  • Auto refresh of dashboard objects after variable values have changed, if a object is bound to the variable
  • Auto generation of form objects such as textboxes and date pickers
  • Separation of the html design and component definition
  • OpenStreetMaps integration
  • Portlet integration

A new JavaScript library  is introduced that encapsulates the necessary code to build the dashboards on runtime, execute Pentaho action sequences and react to user input. Once this library is installed, together with the revised files already introduced in Ingo's framer work, the new dashboard syntax can be used while ensuring the backward compatibility for already implemented dashboards based on the old framework.This first version is only the first step on the journey to user and designer friendly dashboards, tightly integrated in the Pentaho BI suite.


Portlet integration