Saiku Reporting 1.0 hits the market

.. and WAQR can finally rest in peace.

The community edition of the Pentaho Bi-Platform just got a whole lot better: On Friday, Marius Giepz released version 1.0 of Saiku-Reporting (SR).

Saiku-Reporting is a adhoc reporting plugin for the BI-Server. SR uses your existing Pentaho Metadata models to produce stylish reports. SR provides you with everything you have would expect from a adhoc tool:

  • Drag&Drop Report-Design with What-you-see-is-what-you-get design of your report
  • Export to: PDF,CSV,XLS,CDA,PRPT
  • Uses PRPT-Templates (bye, bye, WAQR templates!)
  • Grouping
  • Aggregation
  • Totals
  • Calculate additional columns with formulas

Creating a report is rather simple. Select your data from the left-hand side of your screen and drag it into the fields for columns, groups or filters. Double-click on the field-names to open a dialog with some more formatting options. 
When creating your reports, you have the choice to view your data either as paginated report or as raw-data. The raw-data view comes in handy when you create calculated columns, as you can see the data in the same way the reporting engine actually sees it.

And last but not least: Saiku-Reporting 1.0 is miles ahead of WAQR, so now we can finally bury that zombie for good.

Thank you Marius for that new member of the Pentaho space. And thank for your not naming it CAR (Community Adhoc Reporting). 😀

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About Thomas

After working as all-hands guy and lead developer on Pentaho Reporting for over an decade, I have learned a thing or two about report generation, layouting and general BI practices. I have witnessed the remarkable growth of Pentaho Reporting from a small niche product to a enterprise class Business Intelligence product. This blog documents my own perspective on Pentaho Reporting's development process and our our steps towards upcoming releases.

3 thoughts on “Saiku Reporting 1.0 hits the market

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    Hi Thomas I’d like to write to you. So sorry me If I’m using this comment. I’m a student and I was looking to understand why PRD for crosstab doesn’t work for me. I did this:

    Could you let’s have a look? I also tried in ##pentaho irc channel and they says to me that crosstab doesn’t work I followed this tutorial:

    Unfortunately I have to use this plugin because I can’t use Jasper Report in Bi server.

    For just somebody interested: Let’s have a look at this:

    I understood that the version of the plugin is for jasper 2.0 after that has been created a project but I had problem with the samples into it. The name of the project is this:

    Thanks to all
    Have a nice day better than mine!

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