Configure the design tools and utilities
Before using design tools and utilities, you need to perform configuration tasks for each workstation running these tools.
BA design tools
The following table describes the BA design tools and their uses:
|Design Tool||What It Does|
|Pentaho Aggregation Designer||Optimizes the multidimensional Mondrian data model.|
|Pentaho Metadata Editor||Creates relational data models and refines the models created with the Data Access Wizard.|
|Pentaho Report Designer||Interactive Reports is a web-based design interface which is used to create both simple and on-demand operational reports without depending on IT or report developers.|
|Pentaho Schema Workbench||Creates multidimensional Mondrian data models and refines the models created with the Data Access Wizard.|
As a Pentaho administrator, you will need to know how to start and stop the BA design tools. Your IT administrator specifies the data connections for these tools.
PDI design tools and utilities
Pentaho Data Integration allows users to design and manage complex ETL workloads with a graphical user interface.
Kitchen, Pan, and Carte are command line tools for executing jobs and transformations modeled in the PDI client.
- Use Pan and Kitchen Command Line Tools to work with Transformations and Jobs
- Use Carte Clusters to:
You will need to know how to perform the following tasks for the PDI design tools and utilities: