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Start and stop BA design tools

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Each of the BA design tools has a specific function, so you start and stop each one individually.

Starting BA design tools

As part of the installation, we provide different ways to help you start each design tool, depending on the operating system you use. This table shows you the options.

Operating SystemInstallation MethodStart the Design Tools
Microsoft WindowsPentaho Installation WizardClick Start Programs Pentaho Enterprise Edition Design Tools and double-click one of these items to launch the design tool.
  • Aggregation Designer
  • Metadata Editor
  • Report Designer
  • Schema Workbench
Microsoft WindowsManually installing with your own repository

Create shortcuts to the .bat file or each design tool and add them to the Start menu. Or navigate to the one of these directories and run the design tool's batch file to launch it.

  • Aggregation Designer

    pentaho\design-tools\aggregation-designer\startaggregationdesigner.bat

  • Metadata Editor

    pentaho\design-tools\metadata-editor\metadata-editor.bat

  • Report Designer

    pentaho\design-tools\report-designer\report-designer.bat

  • Schema Workbench

    pentaho\design-tools\schema-workbench\workbench.bat

LinuxPentaho Wizard, Manually installing with your own repository

Navigate to the one of these directories and run the design tool's shell file to launch it.

  • Aggregation Designer

    pentaho/design-tools/aggregation-designer/startaggregationdesigner.sh

  • Metadata Editor

    pentaho/design-tools/metadata-editor/metadata-editor.sh

  • Report Designer

    pentaho/design-tools/schema-workbench/workbench.sh

  • Schema Workbench

    pentaho/design-tools/schema-workbench/workbench.sh

Mac OSPentaho Wizard, Manually installing with your own repositoryNavigate to the one of these directories and double-click the application file to launch the design tool.
  • pentaho/design-tools/aggregation-designer/Aggregation Designer.app
  • pentaho/design-tools/metadata-editor/Metadata Editor 64-bit.app
  • pentaho/design-tools/Pentaho Report Designer.app
  • pentaho/design-tools/schema-workbench/Schema_Workbench.app

Stopping BA design tools

Here are the basic methods for stopping the BA design tools:

  • Stop the Aggregation Designer by clicking on the X icon in upper corner.
  • Stop the Metadata Editor, Report Designer, and Schema Workbench from the File menu.