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Call proclarity views from webportal RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,
     
    We are working on a SAAS BI project. We have the total proclarity suite in a SAAS concept and deliver a fixed proclarity dashboard to our customers. We want to make it possible that our customers can compose there own dashboard. We can't use the dashboard studio environment since it is a click once application.

    Our idea was to deliver a set of proclarity views and a template and let the customer create their own dashboard (like the dashboard studio). I have two questions: 1) is it possible to call (like the dashboard studio) proclarity views in webportal/page
    2) have someone experience with this

    Regard,
    Oscar
    BI Architect
    Monday, December 29, 2008 9:48 PM

Answers

  •  Each piece of the Dashboard is URL-addressable.  You can add an entire dashboard, a page, a group, or a view to a portal by knowing the right URL address.  Here is an excerpt from the Dashboard Help file:

    To obtain the URL for a page

    1. Click the tab of the page you want.

    2. Copy the contents of the browser Address box.

    To obtain the URL for a group or view

    1. In a group title bar (if showing) or view title bar, click the Open in new window button.

    2. Copy the contents of the window's Address box.


    The address for each object follows a particular pattern.  There is a path property that is of the form a.b.c.d, where a is the Dashboard number, b is the Page number, c is the Group number, and d is the View number.  Here is an example:

    http://localhost/dashboard/Part.aspx?path=1.2.2.3&paramSel=Measures:[Measures].[Gross+Profit];

    If you want to just show the Dashboard, just include the first number (path=1).  If you want an entire page, include the first and second number (path=1.2).  Add the third number for just the Group and then the fourth number for the View.  You will also notice in the example that there is another parameter called paramSel.  This parameter allows you to parameterize the view.  The value is typically an MDX member.  The %5b and %5d are the URL escape codes for the square brackets ( [ and ] respectively).  Once you see a couple examples in your own dashboards, you should figure it out.

    Good Luck,

    Jason
    BTG Services
    • Marked as answer by Sean_Flanagan Wednesday, December 31, 2008 3:58 PM
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:51 PM

All replies

  •  Each piece of the Dashboard is URL-addressable.  You can add an entire dashboard, a page, a group, or a view to a portal by knowing the right URL address.  Here is an excerpt from the Dashboard Help file:

    To obtain the URL for a page

    1. Click the tab of the page you want.

    2. Copy the contents of the browser Address box.

    To obtain the URL for a group or view

    1. In a group title bar (if showing) or view title bar, click the Open in new window button.

    2. Copy the contents of the window's Address box.


    The address for each object follows a particular pattern.  There is a path property that is of the form a.b.c.d, where a is the Dashboard number, b is the Page number, c is the Group number, and d is the View number.  Here is an example:

    http://localhost/dashboard/Part.aspx?path=1.2.2.3&paramSel=Measures:[Measures].[Gross+Profit];

    If you want to just show the Dashboard, just include the first number (path=1).  If you want an entire page, include the first and second number (path=1.2).  Add the third number for just the Group and then the fourth number for the View.  You will also notice in the example that there is another parameter called paramSel.  This parameter allows you to parameterize the view.  The value is typically an MDX member.  The %5b and %5d are the URL escape codes for the square brackets ( [ and ] respectively).  Once you see a couple examples in your own dashboards, you should figure it out.

    Good Luck,

    Jason
    BTG Services
    • Marked as answer by Sean_Flanagan Wednesday, December 31, 2008 3:58 PM
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:51 PM
  • Jason,



    Great...this will help me very much.

    Regards,
    Oscar
    BI Architect
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:02 PM
  • Hello,

    I Have used the solution as described above. It works very well, but I have still a question.

    It is possible to refer to a view as described above, but when you use parameters in a proclarity dashboard, is it possible to have a reference to this parameters ?


    Regards,
    Oscar
    BI Architect
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 1:48 PM