SpagoBI 5.2 REST DataSets with JSON Data

Introduction SpagoBI 5.2 introduces a new dataset type :  RESTful web service datasets . This allows SpagoBI to report on data from sources other than databases with JDBC drivers. What follows is an end-to-end demonstration of creating and using a REST (JSON) Dataset in SpagoBI 5.2. External documentation Description URL SpagoBI 5.2  NGSI usage of REST Data Sets https://spagobi.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user/NGSI/README/index.html SpagoBI 5.2 Documentation https://spagobi.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html SpagoBI 5.2 Release Notes https://wiki.spagobi.org/xwiki/bin/view/spagobi_server/release_notes_5_2 JSON Path https://github.com/jayway/JsonPath Limitations in REST Data Sets The response of the REST service must

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SpagoBI DataSet REST Webservice via Groovy

SpagoBI DataSet REST Webservice via Groovy UPDATE: THIS IS A GREAT IDEA, EXCEPT IT DOESN’T WORK IN THE FINAL STEP.  Per SpagoBI Support, Groovy cannot be used in a script-based Dataset to provide rows of data. According to the last support ticket, there is no intent to make that work. Groovy Data Set to make RESTful web service call and return IP Address related information in SpagoBI’s XML format Prerequisites : Upgrade Groovy in SpagoBI and Drop in a copy of the WSLite library

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SpagoBI DataSet Webservice via Groovy

SpagoBI DataSet Webservice via Groovy UPDATE: THIS IS A GREAT IDEA, EXCEPT IT DOESN’T WORK IN THE FINAL STEP.  Per SpagoBI Support: Groovy cannot be used in a script-based Dataset to provide rows of data. According to the last support ticket, there is no intent to make that work. SpagoBI Support also states that the Web-Service Dataset is deprecated and so far refuses to document how to use it. Note: I have not yet figured out how to get a SpagoBI Data Set

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Upgrading Groovy in SpagoBI

Groovy Language It is possible to create a SpagoBI Script (Groovy-based) Data Set which calls a web service and returns data in the standard XML format needed by consumers of SpagoBI Data Sets. As a proof of concept, I used Groovy-WS Lite (a Groovy SOAP/RESTful client library, which required a newer version of Groovy than that which shipped with SpagoBI 5.0 (Groovy 1.5.x). So, it was necessary to replace the Groovy-all library jar with a later version and add the

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SpagoBI report deployment via SDK

Below are my thoughts on approach, capabilities, and limitations on doing automated deployments of SpagoBI reports through the SDK. I welcome your comments and suggestions. If you’re doing something differently, please share. As I now have 12 SpagoBI instances, keeping the reports in Sync on all environments has become a challenge. As a proof of concept, I’ve created a groovy script that can import an Exported-SpagoBI document to a list of SpagoBI servers. (Happy to share that if anyone is

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