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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

By : Joel Latino, Harris Ward, Joel André Latino, Harris Ward
Book Image

Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

By: Joel Latino, Harris Ward, Joel André Latino, Harris Ward

Overview of this book

MongoDB is an open source, schemaless NoSQL database system. Pentaho as a famous open source Analysis tool provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability for large sets of data. The variant features in Pentaho for MongoDB are designed to empower organizations to be more agile and scalable and also enables applications to have better flexibility, faster performance, and lower costs. Whether you are brand new to online learning or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to create turnkey analytic solutions that deliver insight and drive value for your organization. The book will begin by taking you through Pentaho Data Integration and how it works with MongoDB. You will then be taken through the Kettle Thin JDBC Driver for enabling a Java application to interact with a database. This will be followed by exploration of a MongoDB collection using Pentaho Instant view and creating reports with MongoDB as a datasource using Pentaho Report Designer. The book will then teach you how to explore and visualize your data in Pentaho BI Server using Pentaho Analyzer. You will then learn how to create advanced dashboards with your data. The book concludes by highlighting contributions of the Pentaho Community.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Adding a formula to a report

In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps required to add a simple formula to your reports. Adding a formula to a report can help you do things that might not be possible to do directly in your query. They can also help with other cool features such as conditional formatting. A formula in Pentaho Report Designer is similar to a formula in an Excel document. If you understand Excel, then this section will be easy for you!

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you will have to make sure your MongoDB instance is running.

How to do it…

We will start off by loading a report that was created in an earlier recipe. Don't worry if you never completed the recipe, as we have a copy of it. Perform the following steps:

  1. Go to File | Open.

  2. Navigate the file system to find the chatpter5-orders-report.prpt file. (This file is provided as source code along with this book.)

  3. Click on Preview to get the following screenshot:

You should be looking at a simple report that lists...