In this recipe, we are going to add a line chart component to a dashboard. Charts play an important role in dashboard design. There are all sorts of chart components available in the CDE Dashboard editor, but we are only going to cover the line chart component. You will notice that many of the charts out here have the same options (not all options, but some).
To get ready for this recipe, you first need to start the MongoDB server with the same database as that of the last chapter. You will also need to start the Pentaho BA Server using the server control scripts. Once it is started, you should be able to log in to the BI Server.
Proceed with the following steps:
In the PUC, go to File | New | CDE Dashboard.
Save your dashboard at Public | Pentaho MongoDB Cookbook | Dashboards, with the name
Line Chart Component.
Click on Settings on the CDE Main Menu.
Click on the Layout tab.
Then click on the Add Row button.