Art of BI: BITeamwork API In Action – Calling Basic Interactions
Author: Christian Screen | | March 20, 2016
BITeamwork is the only collaborative BI tool on the market today for Oracle BI.
The BITeamwork API is very extendable and expands functionality on every minor release as new features are added. Also upon customer request which drive a lot of the functionality that you seen in Oracle BI’s collaboration.
This post looks at the BITeamwork API in action, calling basic interactions such as those mentioned above for launching the cell annotation process and the dashboard comment editor. Enough chit chat, let’s look at the examples.
In this case the API function to call is, bar.showPageCommentFormModal()
Now run the dashboard page and click on the new “Add Dashboard Comment” link.
In this case the API function to call is, bar.toggleHotSpotViews(false)
Add the code above to the existing or new text object when editing the dashboard page.
Run the dashboard page and click on the new link for Start Cell Comment.
Click on the cell of the table or pivot table or create a footnote to an OBIEE view just like normal.
Bringing the Examples Together
You can see that by using a bit of standard HTML, the text object can have multiple links or you could split the logic into multiple text objects. Either way the end result when the dashboard page runs will result in the links displayed to your end users. Also, you have the ability to use OBIEE conditional formatting, to prevent certain users from seeing the OBIEE customization or not, as well as to show/hide based on results of another report’s logic, etc. That latter part is standard OBIEE. What’s more is the the launch of the API functionality abides by BITeamwork privilege security, so exposing any functionality in general to your user base, still aligns with what you’ve declared the users (or application roles) do or do not have access to.
There’s a lot of awesome functionality in BITeamwork for all different departments of the company. BITeamwork Financial Close, Board Book, UAT, Documentation, Collaboration on Slack, HipChat, Salesforce, Chatter, Podio and lots more integrations like splash page, inline cell commentary, and Smart View and Oracle BI Mobile app provisioning. Be sure to download the latest version to see for yourself.
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