CDE Tutorial

Document created by Diogo Belem Employee on Aug 10, 2017Last modified by Paulo Pires on Apr 11, 2019
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The CDE Tutorial provides the essential knowledge for you to take full advantage of CDE and start building your own CTools Dashboards. CDE is the Dashboard editor created and used everyday by the Custom Dashboards team. The content has been carefully selected by the CDE dev team itself, guiding you cleanly through the key aspects of CDE.




01. Introduction

02. First Dashboard

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  • Welcome.
  • The CDE Interface.
  • Hello World.
  • A one-chart dashboard.
  • Adding charts.
  • Reacting to parameters.
  • Making the charts talk to each other.

03. Core Concepts

04. Advanced Topics

  • Understanding layout engine.
  • Adding external resources.
  • CCC - Enhancing charts.
  • CCC - Extensions points.
  • CCC - Configuring data sets.
  • CDA - Datasources.
  • CDA - The editor.
  • Creating tables.
  • Using table add-ins.
  • Creating components.
  • Creating add-ins.
  • Getting the most out of CDA.
  • Where to go from here.






  • Pentaho 5.0 or above.
  • Latest stable Ctools (CDA, CDE and CDF).
  • Requires Sample Data as a datasource so make sure you have it available in your Pentaho server.



Purchase terms

  • Receive the installer by email in the following business day.
  • Have the source, so that you can see how everything is built.
  • Get free updates made to the tutorial for the period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • Contribute to open-source development effort.
  • Full refund guarantee if you're not happy with the purchased item.