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    Review of video: Building a DM with PDI

    This video, Building a Data Mart with Pentaho Data Integration (http://www.packtpub.com/building-a-data-mart-with-pentaho-data-integration/video), teaches how to apply the Kimball Dimensional...
  2. Packt's PDI Cookbook 2nd. Edition book review

    A cookbook builds upon reader's knowledge on some subject to teach her new recipes. For instance, have you ever seen some TV cook teaching how to break eggs? You just learn it from seeing it and then...
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    Thanks, Campbell, we'll try it. (Mondrian 3,...

    Thanks, Campbell, we'll try it. (Mondrian 3, right? BI Server 4.x?)

    BTW, there seems to be a lot of usefull things one can do with the custom member formatter. I am at a total loss about it. Do I...
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    Sue, we're facing the same need: customer wants...

    Sue, we're facing the same need: customer wants to a column to show the full date after analysing the cube. We have tryied basically the same things you had also to no avail. Have you ever solved it?...
  5. There is no technology differences between CE and...

    There is no technology differences between CE and EE. EE only adds Pentaho Analyzer and Dashboard Designer and a whole pile of adminstration advantages (it is well worth the buck - it is cheap, in...
  6. Packt's new book: Pentaho Reporting by Example

    Hi folks!


    Packt Ed. has given me a copy of their new Pentaho book (they're on a Pentaho publishing binge!) "Pentaho Reporting 5.0 by Example"...
  7. Data Vault loading templates coming to Pentaho Data Integration!

    Hi folks!

    I've just received a newsletter from Daniel Linstedt (creator of the Data Vault methodology) about the Informatica Loading Templates course. Mr. Linstedt then closes the e-mail with...
  8. Funny to find answers to your own post years...

    Funny to find answers to your own post years later.

    So this is what I have found: you better have two business tables for the same table. This way you completellyu separates the meaning of those...
  9. Thread: Meet PUMA!!

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    Meet PUMA!!

    Hi folks!

    PUMA is the Pentaho Unified Management Archiver, an unnoficial little app that publish anything to a Pentaho BI Server repo. Just check the project pages on...
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    PAD "eats" degenerate dimension!

    Guys,


    I built a Mondrian schema with 4 shared dimensions attached to a single cube and a degenerate dimension on this same cube. I got this schema through Pentaho Aggregation Designer and...
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    Is Nick Goodman's blog out???

    Hi Folks,


    Yesterday, when I tried to access that treasure vault known as Goodman on BI, I got a funky error message:

    Not Found
    The requested URL...
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    I was able to create and use the table-model...

    I was able to create and use the table-model datasource but I still can't deselect the checkbox once it is selected. It acts more like a radio button. However, I can select/unselect a checkbox if I...
  13. Unvaluable experience, thank you very much for...

    Unvaluable experience, thank you very much for sharing it. Best regards, Fábio.
  14. How many cubes can I fit in a virtual cube?

    Hi all!


    How many cubes can a virtual cube hold? Ten? 256? 65535?

    []s,


    Fábio
  15. Change color of needle in Pentaho Dashboard Editor dial chart

    Hi! Does anybody know how to change the needle color in the dial supplied by the Pentaho Dashboard Editor, from Pentaho BA Server EE? I have looked through documentation and there seems to be no...
  16. dojo-analyzer: how to set reverse to default?

    Hi Guys!

    I know not where to ask it, so please forgive me if this is the wrong place.

    Serpro (where I work) has acquired the EE license last december and we are now on the verge of releasing...
  17. Sue, The best and easiest way of getting high...

    Sue,

    The best and easiest way of getting high performance with MDX queries is using the (Pentaho) Aggregation Designer (PAD) tool, which can be fecthed at the Mondrian project in SourceForge.net:...
  18. Is 150 single atribute dimensions too much for Aggregation Designer?

    Hi All! I have been handled a Mondrian schema where about 150 dimensions, each one with a single hierarchy with a single level, plugs into a cube (which has ONE measure - Quantity.) I have ran the...
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    Old question, however simple answer: execute it...

    Old question, however simple answer: execute it from the prompt and see the log rolls by.
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    Well, it was all so easy, once you know it: just...

    Well, it was all so easy, once you know it: just change the startup line to:

    export CATALINA_OPTS="-Xms1920m -Xmx1920m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000...
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    Brazillian Localization for BIS 3.6/3.8

    Hi!


    I was able to completelly translate BI Server 3.6 (and 3.8 for that matter) from English to Portuguese. However, the number localization is acting quirky: I have two BI Server instances...
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    http://forums.pentaho.com/showthread.php?95238-BI-...

    http://forums.pentaho.com/showthread.php?95238-BI-Suite-4-5-stable-posted-to-SourceForge

    Unzip and run start-pentaho.bat. Open browser pointing to localhost:8080.

    On the Internet:
    - This forum...
  23. Thread: binary file

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    Look here, Hernan: ...

    Look here, Hernan:

    http://forums.pentaho.com/showthread...426#post282426

    Fábio de Salles
    Serpro/Brazil
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    Look here, Andre: ...

    Look here, Andre:

    http://forums.pentaho.com/showthread.php?56679-Reading-Binary-files&p=282426#post282426

    Fábio de Salles
    Serpro/Brazil
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    I found this transformation in the Samples dir: ...

    I found this transformation in the Samples dir:

    data-integration/samples/transformations/General - Load images and store into database table.ktr

    The JS step has the following code which reads...
  26. No SELECT DISTINCT in PME 3.6's Query Editor?

    Hi guys,

    I am missing the SELECT DISTINCT check box in the Query Editor window... Is there any way to get it again or force the non-distinct SELECT?

    Best regards,

    Fábio
  27. Error in medium-sized metamodel (PME-765? BISERVER-6527?)

    Hi! This is a message I would like to see Mr. Gorman reading (at least). Please, I need your help.

    We are implementing a 90 table metamodel. Most of the queries work, but some don't for aparently...
  28. Using a single table with different roles in PME

    Hi! I did some research in the fora but could not find it: What is the right way to use some table in more than one role when linking to some other table? As an example, pick the Date Dimension used...
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    Hi Mgie (Maggie?), Thanks for your reply - you...

    Hi Mgie (Maggie?),

    Thanks for your reply - you confirmed my feelings.

    Indeed, such a large metamodel might be quite a problem. Those five areas are not phisically separated - not event to the...
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    Parallel development of Metamodels

    Hi All!

    In order to speed things up (=sooner delivery), our team is considering developing a sizeble metamodel (~90 tables, five interconected "areas", like HR, Sales, Contract etc.) in parallel,...
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    Release Dates are a hard find!

    Dear Pentaho Guys,

    I have spent the morning reading through JIRA and found some reference to PDI 4.2 and PDI 4.3 have being released. I know the Enterprise releases are early then SourceForge...
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    Process Intelligence in Pentaho

    I saw a white paper from Aris (actually, Software AG) about PI that was really interesting: crossing process information on process management would give one the complete business view...
  33. Is Mondrian 3.2 the OLAP engine for BIServer 3.6?

    Thanks for the good news, DMoran! Has BI Server 3.6 been rebuilt with Mondrian 3.2? I have looked around but couldn't find it (sorry if I haven't looked hard enough)... As a suggestion, everytime an...
  34. Where shoul I post about Mondrian Schema with PDI 4GA?

    Hi Guys! I'm drooling on PDI 4!! IT MOST ASTONISHINGLY ROCKS!

    By trhe way, now that we can create Mondrian schemas inside PDI, where should I post questions on this? On the PDI forum or on the...
  35. Taqua is right but...

    ...it doesn't work! I have reviewed the wiki page Taqua recommended and - I believe - have understood the rules. BI Server 3.5 adds some kind of repeating itself at the end of the ran URL. You have...
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    Serpro uses Pentaho CE - biggest LA government IT agency

    Dear Doug,


    Serpro has brought Pentaho up to the corporate default (and as long as it is possible the only one) tool for BI solutions, having displaced Microstrategy, BO, Informatica and Oracle...
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    Thanks very much, Bugg. It seems a bit too much...

    Thanks very much, Bugg. It seems a bit too much restart a server just to change IP ou database name. As long as maintenances are programed events, and so having a downtime is not a problem, it feel a...
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    Update latency of PAC datasources

    Hi guys! Does anybody know how long it takes to update the datasources created with PAC? Or do I have to always restart BI Server?

    Thx and best regards,

    Fábio
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    OLAP Speed

    Hi Pedro!


    Thanks! You're right - if I can't get the view up faster enough for the first time, then it will never be faster enough anytime. Of course, duhn, thanks.

    On the other hand, first of...
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    Background Execution of OLAP View

    Dear guys,


    As long as I know, there is no way of running a background analysis view - i.e., send a analysis view to be executed in background. Wherever I need to open a view, it must be ran in...
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    But, what about design mode?

    Bugg, that sounds... like something is missing. When designing the report, unless I had it understood wrong, there is a 5k row limit, placed there in order for the user to have a look at the...
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    probably not...

    karthik, you probably won't be able to do this... as far as I've seen (two years+ dealing with Pentaho) anything you want must go through an XAction, even JavaScript code... Regards, Fábio.
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    Same thing here

    I am also in the same situation. About 10 deg dims, five aggregated tables but Mondrian, although recognizes them, uses none. Any help would be welcome. Note: I've defined aggregates on the real...
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    No server.log from PAC anywhere!

    Hi! My AdminConsole is not generating the server.log as per the log4j.xml configuration. I tried to set the path for server.log explicitly to no avail. I've grepped the whole bi-server directory for...
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    Rename it to .analysis.xaction

    The trick is in the extension: the XAction you created probably has the .xaction extension, only. The BI Server enables the save/save if the xaction is named like <its name>.analysis.xaction....
  46. Just select another cube...

    Diddy, if it all matters after a so long time, just play a bit more with PAD: you'll see you just have to select another cube, refresh the connection and starting creating the aggregates. First of...
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    SQL in complex join

    Guys, can I have a SQL in the complex join field? If the complex field is the WHERE condition, can't I have something like "field_a IN (SELECT field_b FROM table_c WHERE field_d = field_b)"? I've...
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    Restrain Mondrian log to pentaho.log

    Dear guys,


    I want to have mondrian log enabled (I got) dumpíng data only to mondrian.log and nothing to pentaho.log (which are both under <root>/biserver/tomcat/bin). Is it possible? How? I've...
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    What about a report?

    Have you ever tried creating a report (with PRD) using a cube as a source (look inside BI Developer for examples)? You won't ever have a grid like JPivot just because it doesn't generate output for...
  50. Why can't I have a Integer input in an XAction??

    Hi! I've been trying to use integer values in XAction as input, but I can't get them to work - there is always an error message saying "The requested parameter newInput could not be fulfilled".

    I...
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