Using XMLA in Pentaho Reporting 4

Anyone who has ever actually attempted it may have noticed that Pentaho Report Designer does not natively accept XMLA as a datasource.  It is still possible, and this little guide will step you through how to do this.  We used MSSQL 2008R2 with the standard Adventure Works example data loaded.  […]

Differences in Private versus Public Schedules using Pentaho User Console 2

We get a lot of questions about the scheduling mechanism within the Pentaho BI Server and the differences between Public and Private Schedules. Update: Michael D’Amour of Pentaho informed me that the scheduling mechanism will be completely re-written in the Sugar release which is the next generation of the Pentaho Suite.  The […]

How to Use MySQL and Microsoft PowerPivot Together 9

Overview This document shows how an Open Source Database like MySQL can be used with Microsoft’s popular Excel plugin PoweverPivot.  Many clients enjoy the familiarity of Excel and ease of use that PowerPivot brings but the clients do not want to married with any one particular vendor in their Business […]