CDE Tutorial is supported by Pentaho versions 5.0 and above. If you are running an older version please consider upgrading before purchasing CDE Tutorial.

01 Introduction

  • Welcome.
  • The CDE Interface.
  • Hello World.

02 First Dashboard

  • A one-chart dashboard.
  • Adding charts.
  • Reacting to parameters.
  • Making the charts talk to each other.

03 Core Concepts

  • Understanding layout engine.
  • Adding external resources.
  • CCC - Enhancing charts.
  • CCC - Extensions points.
  • CCC - Configuring data sets.
  • CDA - Datasources.
  • CDA - The editor.
  • Creating tables.
  • Using table add-ins.

04 Advanced Topics

  • Creating components.
  • Creating add-ins.
  • Getting the most out of CDA.
  • Where to go from here.


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Pentaho CTools: CDE Tutorial screenshot
Pentaho CTools: CDE Tutorial screenshot
Pentaho CTools: CDE Tutorial screenshot


  • Pentaho 5.0 or above.
  • Latest stable Ctools (CDA, CDE and CDF).
  • Requires Sample Data as a datasource so make sure you have it available in your Pentaho server.

Purchase Terms

  • Receive the installer by email in the following business day.
  • Have the source, so that you can see how everything is built.
  • Get free updates made to the tutorial for the period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • Contribute to open-source development effort.
  • Full refund guarantee if you're not happy with the purchased item.