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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

Creating subreports

A subreport is a report that is embedded within the master report. There are many reasons for which we might do this. One of the reasons would be to add a chart to a master report that runs a different data source. It's worth mentioning that we can only run a single data source per report. If we wanted to create a report that not only lists the orders in detail but also displays a chart for the summary of the orders, then we would have to create a subreport. The subreport would contain the chart for the summary, and we would include this subreport in the master report.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

We are going to use two PDI transformations to populate the report from the previous recipes. These transformations will give us a list of orders by country, city, and product line, as well as a summary of orders grouped by country that we will use for our chart in the subreport:

  1. In Report Designer...