Create External Report from TIBCO Spotfire Analytics

This article details how to build an External Report in Metric Insights that is linked to a Report on the Tibco Spotfire server. 


 Established connectivity to Tibco Spotfire

1. Add New External Report

Access New > External Report > Tibco Spotfire

  1. Provide a descriptive phrase in Name
  2. Specify Category into which External Report will be placed
  3. Define whether content has to be updated manually or automatically
    • For "Automatically Collected", specify a Report Image Trigger 
  4. Choose the TIBCO Plugin Connection Profile 
  5. Select Report (Object) for External Report
  6. [Next: define details]

2. Specify Report Details

  1. Show Report in defaults to "External Webpage". For "Viewer", select to show the External Report:
    • "In iframe": to embed the Report into Metric Insights
    • "As static image": to show an image of the Report in Metric Insights. NOTE: For this option, make sure you Collect Image before going to Viewer.
    • "As PDF": to show a PDF version of the Report in PDF viewer in Metric Insights. TIBCO Spotfire Plugin supports getting native PDFs. NOTE: To display this option in the Editor, enable Collect additional files > PDF on the Advanced tab.
  2. Optionallyconfigure filtering via [Manage Filters]
  3. Optionally[Edit URL] to modify the URL by appending a question mark (?) followed by any filter or parameter settings
  4. Optionally[Test URL] to test how the Report will be displayed on External Webpage or in Viewer, depending on the display option selected at Step 1
  5. Select Report Image option:
    • "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

3. Collect Image and Publish

  1. [Collect Image]
  2. [Enable & Publish]