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Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

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Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

Hi,

I don't see a VA Reports portlet or something like that in the SAS BI Portal.

Are there any best practices out there on how to integrate SAS VA reports in a SAS BI Portal?

A complicating factor in my case may be that VA lives on another metadata server than the SAS BI Portal.

thanks,

Bart H


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‎09-13-2016 09:36 AM
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Re: Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

Hi Juan,

 

Thanks for the suggestion. jQuery did not work.

 

I've found an elegant solution for this issue:

1) Create an URL Display Portlet in SAS Information Delivery Portal
2) Add the URL to the VA-report. This URL has to be in the following form:
 
http://myVAserver.com:7980/SASVisualAnalyticsViewer/VisualAnalyticsViewer.jsp?reportName=<insert report name here>&reportPath=<insert report path here>&type=Report.BI&section=vi1&appSwitcherDisabled=true&reportViewOnly=true&propertiesEnabled=false&commentsEnabled=false
 
Regards,
Berry
 
 

 

 

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Re: Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

Posted in reply to bheinsius

Hey Bart,

You can embed the viewer into the portal or use links to the VA reports.

As you aren't sharing the metadata or mid tier, the users will most likely have to re-authenticate unless you have single sign on for both.

If you choose to share the metadata and mid tier the authentication issue disappears.

Cheers,

Justin

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Re: Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

Posted in reply to justin_sas

Hi,

 

A customer asked me this question (again).

So I (re)tried but i can't get VA 7.3 reports to show in my 94M3 IDP URL display portlets.

HTML5 viewer keeps spinning it's progress indicator, the flash report viewer does nothing at all.

Has anyone got this working?

 

Bart

 

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Re: Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

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Posted in reply to bheinsius

Hi, 

 

I never tried, also never required to do it. But I did it for other kind of webpages and software solutions. This is a very general question on web developing.

 

What method are you using to include the SAS VA report? Maybe if you describe it, it could help to understand better the problem.

 

In other hand, some additional remarks:

 

- To use the developer tools on Firefox, Chrome or even IE will help you to understand that is happening on the background.

- Probably you are using the iframes. if you use the current ways to embed webpages, I guess that would increase your chance of success. THose methods can be summarized in to:

A) jQuery

<html> 
  <head> 
    <script src="jquery.js"></script> 
    <script> 
    $(function(){
      $("#includedContent").load("b.html"); 
    });
    </script> 
  </head> 

  <body> 
     <div id="includedContent"></div>
  </body> 
</html>

B) HTML5


<object name="foo" type="text/html" data="foo.inc"></object>

or:

<embed type="text/html" src="foo.inc">





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‎09-13-2016 09:36 AM
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15

Re: Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

Hi Juan,

 

Thanks for the suggestion. jQuery did not work.

 

I've found an elegant solution for this issue:

1) Create an URL Display Portlet in SAS Information Delivery Portal
2) Add the URL to the VA-report. This URL has to be in the following form:
 
http://myVAserver.com:7980/SASVisualAnalyticsViewer/VisualAnalyticsViewer.jsp?reportName=<insert report name here>&reportPath=<insert report path here>&type=Report.BI&section=vi1&appSwitcherDisabled=true&reportViewOnly=true&propertiesEnabled=false&commentsEnabled=false
 
Regards,
Berry
 
 

 

 

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Re: Best practice to integrate VA Reports in SAS BI Portal

Posted in reply to bheerschop

Thanks for the feedback and sharing your solution!

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