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Thread: Embedding a Pentaho report inside a panel inside another web page?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Default Embedding a Pentaho report inside a panel inside another web page?

    A newbie question...

    I have a custom web application that I'm currently designing that will have a portlet style main page display of multiple display panels. What I'd to have is the ability to embed a Pentaho report in one of these panels. Is this possible?

    At the moment I'm considering using Sencha Ext-JS4 so the app is really a Javascript app with JS panels.

    Three questions....
    • Can I embed a Pentaho report inside a panel/iframe inside another web page?
    • Can I pass parameters to the Pentaho report so that the data focus of the report changes as the the data focus of my app changes. For example: assume that my app is showing multiple panels of data for 'Germany', including an embedded Pentaho report for 'Germany'. Now in my app I change the data focus from 'Germany' to 'France', can I push this change in data filter to the Pentaho report aso that it freshes to show data fro 'France'?
    • Is there a Pentaho (web) service for retrieving the list of available reports?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    (1) Yes, this is how dashboards render reports and even the standard UI of the BI-Server uses IFrames for its rendering.

    (2) Yes, standard URL parametrization for a HTTP-GET or POST request is all we expect. Read:

    The second requirement you describe here is what we call a dashboard. You should be easily able to integrate your own code with the CDA framework to build the functionality you describe. After all, this is a fairly standard dashboard requirement.

    (3) There is the repository-xml document that contains a list of all artefacts known to the platform. Filter it for *.prpt files and you have the reports, including the service URL that you would need to call to get the report.
    Use the "getSolutionRepositoryDoc" component to get that long list.
    Get the latest news and tips and tricks for Pentaho Reporting at the Pentaho Reporting Blog.

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