CDF Tutorial

Document created by Diogo Belem Employee on Aug 10, 2017Last modified by Paulo Pires on Apr 11, 2019
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The Community Dashboard Framework is a project that provides an easy to use and powerful dashboard framework on top of the Pentaho BI server. To allow users to get the full benefit of CDF we've prepared a set of documentation - a step by step tutorial from "how to start" to the hidden features of this framework.




How to start

  • What files to create and what their contents should be.


First dashboard

  • How to select values and how to return them - use them as parameters.



  • Make your reports look good.

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  • How to segregate the data being viewed by collaborators with different profiles.


  • Present your data in several formats.


  • Change the way your dashboards look.

Time series

  • Interact with time based charts.

Geo-based dashboards

  • How to use maps to make your information richer.

Gauges and traffic lights

  • Real time view over your business.

Tables and sparklines

  • Build visually pleasing tables.

Interactive dashboards

  • Freely explore your data.





  • 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.