How to Collect Data Using the Tibco Spotfire Plug-in

This article will show you how to create a Metric or Internal Report using Tibco Spotfire as a data source. It assumes that you have already established connectivity to your desired Tibco Spotfire data source.

1. Access New > External Report > Microsoft PowerBI

Access New > External Report > Microsoft PowerBI

The New External Report screen opens. Provide the following information:

  1. Give your new External Report a Name
  2. Define whether you want report content to be updated manually or automatically. In case you choose Automatic Collection, define the following settings:
    • Define the Report Image Trigger from drop-down list
    • Select the Plugin Connection Profile you have created for Tibco Spotfire
    • Report: Select a report available on the server
  3. Click Next: define details to proceed with Report creation.

2. Additional Settings

  1. Viewer: The report sourced from PowerBI is typically shown at the source page, so make sure to set this field to "external page".
  2. The External Report URL will be generated automatically based on your other inputs. If you like, you can modify the URL by appending a question mark (?) followed by any filter or parameter settings
  3. Collect Image:
    • Always collect all instances of external report: Collect all images and cache them on a schedule.
    • On Demand: only when needed for distribution: Individual images are only collected when they need to be included in an email.
  4. Save the settings


The External Report is now available for use.


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