View Full Version : does pentaho BI platform have a search?

09-15-2008, 06:00 AM
like,Business Objects and cognos BI platforms have a search,
does the pentaho BI platform also have a search.????.if it does, then please post the details here

09-15-2008, 06:04 AM
not that I'm aware of, what is it you would want to search? report titles etc?

09-15-2008, 06:19 AM
thanks for the reply...
i would like to search for some files from the repository and when a keyword is given, the search has to retreive the files that contain that particular file and so on..

09-17-2008, 12:30 PM

Understand the the Pentaho BI platform is a platform to execute actions that you have defined. It may not necessarily be aware of the data.

If you are looking to search for actual data, then either:
- Consider this an operational database requirement and build a separate
interface to do this, for example using home grown scripts. You don't
need Pentaho to do this, but you can integrate your solution with Pentaho.
- Create a Pentaho report that will prompt for filter values.

If you are looking to search the Pentaho platform metadata (for example names and descriptions of the xactions themselves), then I could see the need for this, Try putting in a feature request and see what happens.

09-22-2008, 06:21 AM
thank u for the reply..
The actual requirement was for searching the metadata ..
will follow ur suggestion.