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Integrate Couchbase Data in the Pentaho Report Designer

Publish reports based on Couchbase data in the Pentaho BI tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Couchbase data enables access to live data from dashboards and reports. This article shows how to connect to Couchbase data as a JDBC data source and publish reports based on Couchbase data in Pentaho.

Connect and Create a Report

  1. Copy the JAR file of the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory, to the \Report-Designer\lib\jdbc\ folder in the Pentaho directory.
  2. Run the report-designer.bat file in the \Report-Designer\ folder to open the Report-Designer UI.
  3. Create a new data source with the driver by clicking Data -> Add Data Source -> Advanced -> JDBC (Custom) and then creating a new Couchbase connection. In the resulting dialog, configure the connection properties as shown below.

    • Custom Connection URL property: Enter the JDBC URL. This starts with jdbc:couchbase: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Below is a typical JDBC URL:

      jdbc:couchbase:User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;Server=http://mycouchbaseserver;

      To connect using the Login method, set User, Password, and Server to the credentials for the account and the address of the server you want to connect to.

    • Custom Driver Class Name: Enter cdata.jdbc.couchbase.CouchbaseDriver.
    • User Name: The username to authenticate with.
    • Password: The password to authenticate with.

Add Couchbase Data to a Report

You are now ready to create a report with Couchbase data.

  1. Add the Couchbase source to your report: Click Data -> Add Data Source -> JDBC and select the data source.

  2. Configure the query. This article uses the one below:

    SELECT Contact.FirstName, SUM(Account.TotalDue) FROM Contact, Account GROUP BY Contact.FirstName
  3. Drag a chart onto your report and double-click it to edit the chart. Run the report to display the chart. You can use the results of this query to create a simple chart for the Customer table.
  4. Finally, run the report to see the chart.
 
 
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