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CorVu NG overview


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CorVu NG is an all-purpose, multi-platform, Business Intelligence tool.

It consists of the following applications:
:black_small_square: CorVu Workstation Pro:
CorVu Workstation Pro is an Eclipse-based, cross-platform, rich workstation application.
:black_small_square: CorVu Web Pro: CorVu Web Pro is an application-server-based solution that extends CorVu NG key
function to enterprise users by using a “thin client,” browser-based deployment model.

CorVu Workstation Pro and CorVu Web Pro include a User and Administrator component.

With CorVu NG you can transform business data into a visual information platform with visual data
on-demand. You can create intuitive dashboards, queries, reports, and procedures that can be easily
distributed across an entire enterprise.

CorVu NG:
:black_small_square: Delivers critical enterprise-wide business information across multiple end user and database
platforms.
:black_small_square: Supports dynamic and static SQL, massive result sets, and stored procedure results.
:black_small_square: Supports simultaneously drawing data from DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server and most other
JDBC-compliant data sources, as well as multi-dimensional data sources that support XMLA
connectivity.
:black_small_square: Reports, dashboards, visual applications, and queries can be optionally embedded within custom
or third-party web applications, portals or workstation applications.
:black_small_square: Supports multi-dimensional queries, dashboards, visual applications reports, and layouts, as well
as enhanced interoperability with existing BI infrastructure.
:black_small_square: CorVu Workstation Pro is an Eclipse-based, cross-platform, rich workstation application that can
be run on Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, and Macintosh®.
:black_small_square: CorVu Web Pro delivers broad functionality to enterprise users through ordinary Web browsers.


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User component
The User component provides the views, menus, and wizards that enable you to perform an extensive
range of query, reporting, and visual dashboard and visual application development functions.
To get started using CorVu NG, you should become familiar with the User component, its associated
perspectives and views, the preferences that you can set, and how you can work with the data
sources and objects that are available to you in the Workspaces. At any time, you can begin querying
data sources, creating objects, formatting query results, or creating reports , dashboards or visual
applications.

Note: The application interface configuration information consists of the JDBC driver and
repository connection settings that are used to connect to shared repositories and data sources.
Advanced users can make changes to the configuration information from the User perspective.
Most users will never change the configuration information.


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Administrator component
The Administrator component provides the views, menus, editors, and wizards that enable an
administrator to configure and manage CorVu Workstation Pro and CorVu Web Pro.
An administrator uses the Administrator component to configure repositories, connect to databases
and populate repositories with the data sources, workspaces and environments that define how users
access and work with data. The data sources and objects that user access using CorVu Workstation
Pro and CorVu Web Pro are displayed in the Workspaces view.


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Perspectives, Views, and Editors
CorVu NG utilizes and employs the Eclipse-based concept of Perspectives, Views, and Editors.

Perspectives
CorVu NG provides the following perspectives:
:black_small_square: Administrator which provides the views, menus, and wizards that enable a user with
administrative privileges to create and maintain repositories. Not all instances of CorVu NG are
installed with the Administrator perspective as a selected feature.
:black_small_square: Text Analytics which provides the interface from which you create and work with Text Analytics
projects.
:black_small_square: User which provides the views, menus, and wizards that you will use to query data sources and
work with query results.
The User perspective defines the initial set and layout of the views that you will use to query data
sources and work with query results.
:black_small_square: Visual Designer which provides the views, menus, and wizards that you will use to create visual
reports and dashboards.
:black_small_square: The Scene Script which provides the interface from which you can create and work with visual
dashboards or applications by using JavaScript dynamically

Views
CorVu NG views support editors and provide alternative presentations as well as ways to navigate the
information in your window. In Eclipse, the layout of views within a page is controlled by the active
perspective. This means that all perspectives have a designated set of Views, which is predetermined
by particular functions.

Views are represented as tabs in the user interface.

Each perspective of CorVu NG initially displays the views that are most commonly used to perform
specific functions.

Table 1: User perspective: Views


Table 2: Administrator perspective: Views

Table 3: Visual Designer perspective: Views


Table 4: Text Analytics: Views

Table 5: Scene Script: Views

Editors
Each of the CorVu NG perspectives include a single editor area.

By default the editor area opens in the center of the workstation window.

There are many editors in CorVu NG that will open in the editor area based on what type of object you
open or what type of function you perform. You will use many of these editors when you are writing
queries, formatting query results, or creating reports.

There are no editors that will open when you are performing the administrative tasks using the
Administrator perspective. The functions that you perform to create and manage repositories using
the Administrator perspective will update views.


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Mobile client

Rocket MyVu is a companion product for CorVu Workstation Pro and CorVu Web Pro that allows you to
open visual dashboards and visual applications on Android and iOS platform mobile devices.

You can download Rocket MyVu to an Android platform mobile device from Google Play; and to an iOS
platform mobile device from App Store.


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