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By Mark Rittman

News On Qubeview's "Plugin Architecture"

Julian Ford has got some more news on the new Qubeview tool for Oracle OLAP.

"Qubeview Desktop provides an out-of-the-box implementation of the Oracle BI Beans for the analysis of OLAP cubes and the publication of reports to a central repository for web viewing. Central to the extensible foundation of Qubeview is a Plug-In architecture that is analogous to add-ins developed for the Microsoft Office suite of products. Qubeview exposes a series of programming "hooks" that allow custom developers, with a little Java knowledge, to develop stand-alone plugin (jar) files that deliver a simple or potentially complex addition to the standard functionality of the basic product. Obvious targets for plug-in development are web services, workflow and high-end analysis using the Analytic Workspace.

To give an example, it took about an hour to develop a custom "drill-through" plugin that picks up a QDR (data reference) from the active cell of a Qubeview report, parses the relevant information, and executes a query against the underlying fact table to return all the records that surmise the value in the corresponding cell. Another "hook" in Qubeview allowed me to pick up the existing connection object and connect to the Oracle database. The results can then be returned to a table, leaving the existing dataview still open, to be analyzed and printed. The deployment of the Plug-In is as simple as adding a single line to the file and dropping the file in the Plug-in directory. Once this is accomplished, the Drill-Through functionality is available as a toolbar icon and on the menu system.

This approach to Business Intelligence allows organizations to "hit the ground running" in terms of getting a simple yet powerful product that is fully supported and documented while allowing custom development to meet the specific requirements of each department/individual. It is planned that a library of plug-ins will be available for download from The beta release of Qubeview is planned for the end of March 2004."




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