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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK


What is the Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK? The Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK provides a robust API and documentation set that enables organizations to extend the functionality of the Vignette Analysis and Reporting Module. The Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK includes the API and related documentation necessary to modify the Vignette Web Log Reporting Module or the Vignette Analysis and Reporting Module. Organizations seeking to extend the reach and features of the reporting and analysis modules can easily modify the existing modules using the documentation and API provided. What are the key capabilities of the Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK? Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK provides the key capabilities as listed below: Database schema documentation for the analysis data mart Includes descriptions of the tables, views and columns in the data mart as well as the entity relationship diagram for the schema. This information is essential to building custom reports or integration to external systems, such as OLAP systems and third-party reporting tools. Analysis invocation API and related documentation - Integrates new analyses into the system; for instance to calculate new metrics for use in a custom report. Parser API and related documentation Supports the extension and customization of the parser to integrate new sources of log data or to perform custom transformations of data received in logs. Documentation of the XML structures Adds reports and removes reports from the report hierarchy displayed to users in the Report Manager user interface. What challenges can the Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK help address? Although the Vignette Web Log Reporting and the Vignette Analysis and Reporting Modules provide extensive out-ofthe-box reporting and analysis capabilities, some organizations may find it necessary to extend those modules to meet specific business needs. With the documentation and API provided, organizations can find the information and methods necessary to extend the Vignette Web Log Reporting Module and the Vignette Analysis and Reporting Module. Sample modifications include changing or extending existing report definitions as well as the XML structures used to add and remove reports from the Report Manager. Organizations seeking to extend the scope of an existing report or seeking to add a new report have the necessary information to make these modifications. Can I use the Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK with other reporting tools? Yes. The analysis data mart can be exposed to third-party reporting applications. How is the Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK integrated with other Vignette solutions? The Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK is available as an included component with the Vignette Content Management Enterprise Suite and with the Vignette Application Enterprise Suite. The Vignette Analysis and Reporting SDK is also available as an add-on module for any of the other Vignette Content Management, Portal (if Vignette Content Management is being used) or Application Suites.

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