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Use Pentaho Interactive Reporting

Overview

Learn how to use the drag-and-drop Interactive Reports interface to create and customize reports.

The intuitive, drag-and-drop, web-based design environment for Interactive Reports enables you to quickly add elements to your report and format them any way you like. You do need any special expertise to use Interactive Reports. You can display Interactive Reports in a dashboard in the User Console.

Here is a list of the main Interactive Report features.

  • Font selection
  • Column resizing
  • Column sorting
  • Ability to rename column headers
  • Copy and paste functionality
  • Unlimited undo and redo functionality
  • Ability to output reports as HTML, PDF, CSV, or Excel files
  • Ability to display reports in a dashboard

Before you can create an Interactive Report, you must have access to a data source. Only system administrators can create data sources. The data source for an Interactive Report is based on the Pentaho relational data model, also known as the metadata data model. The metadata data model enables the Pentaho system to present data in reports in meaningful business terms instead of in abstract terms. For example, a table referred to as CUST_TBLE or ORDR_TBLE in the data model can be presented in a report as Customers and Orders.

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