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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Navigation Menu Component Explained in Pentaho CDE

Hi Guys,

The below points explains you how Navigation Menu Component is useful for Dashboards.

NOTES from Plugins Documentation :

1) Navigation Menu component generate a menu.
2) It allows the user to navigate through the solution folders.
3) When a template is not present in the selected folder, the default-dashboard-template is presented. (see template documentation)
4) The menu items are build dynamically using the present in each solution folders.
5) To hide undesired folders edit and set the property "visible" to false.

All the time client may not wish to go back to the Repository for dashboard solutions & check out.. instead this component makes him/her job easy. 

How to implement ?

1) Layout section : Row ->Column(Col1[htmlObject]).
2) Components sections : Others-> Navigation Menu Component.
3) Give the basic properties to it.

Name : NavigationMenuComponent
htmlObject : Col1

Sample output:

Observations :
1) This output is with blueprint mode of dashobard.
2) Observed a small issue with bluepint mode. i.e., there is slight less width each folder name.