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Running the Design Studio

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 system.  The Design Studio helps organize this content and provides editors that understand the XML format and help guide you through all the steps necessary.  There are several levels of organization within the Design Studio: workspace, perspectives, views, editors, projects, folders and files.


There are three different types of resources in the Design Studio: projects, folders, and files. Projects are the largest structural unit used by the Design Studio. Projects contain folders and files, and they can be opened, closed, or built. Folders can contain other folders and files. The Design Studio provides a number of mechanisms for working with projects, folders and files.  A Pentaho BI solution is typically represented as a project of the Design Studio.  The folders and file represent the hierarchy of content within solutions.  InitiallyInitially, in the first Design Studio window that is opened, the Pentaho perspective is displayed, with only the Welcome view visible. Click the arrow labeled Design Studio in the Welcome view to cause the other views in the perspective to become visible.   (You can get the Welcome view back at any time by selecting Help > Welcome.)  A A shortcut bar appears in the top right corner of the window. This allows you to open new perspectives and switch between ones already open. The name of the active perspective is shown in the title of the window and its item in the shortcut bar is highlighted.