Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dynamic Pentaho User Console Logos

The following topic covers how the Pentaho User Console logo can change based on the user id or role of the user that logs in.

This is performed by adding the UrlRewriteFilter Java Web filter to the Pentaho BI Server installation.

Learn how here: http://sandbox.pentaho.com/2010/09/demonstrating-a-user-group-defined-logo/


Michael Tarallo
Sales Engineering Director

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dynamic Step Metadata with PDI

Did you know that Pentaho Data Integration includes Experimental Transformation steps? Experimental steps encourage proactive testing and critical feedback from the user community. The reported results are used to harden the product for the next revision. You can always provide your feedback, suggest new features and report issues here on our tracking site for any of Pentaho's product offerings.

One of the experimental steps available in PDI version 4.1 is the ETL Metadata Injection step. This Transformation step is used to dynamically set another transformation's step metadata, i.e the actual editable properties of a step.

Transformation steps already ........ read more of this topic and download a working sample here at the Pentaho Evaluation Sandbox.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pentaho Sales Engineering Live Techcasts

Greetings Everyone. Pentaho Sales Engineering is introducing live weekly Techcasts starting this Monday December 13th at 11 AM EST. The weekly Techcasts will cover a variety of topics ranging from installation and configuration of the Pentaho BI Server, to development, best practices and tips and techniques with the desktop and web based design tools. Anyone can join and take advantage of this valuable free education presented directly by the experts. Weekly events and descriptions will be posted in the Upcoming Events section on the homepage of the Pentaho Sandbox on the right-hand side. Click the link to join on the day of the even or download the latest calendar invite from the "Download" link below.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Michael Tarallo
Director of Sales Engineering

Click here for more information: http://sandbox.pentaho.com/2010/12/sales-engineering-live-techcasts/