Q. What is the Pentaho Reporting Evaluation?
A. Pentaho Reporting Evaluation is a specialized package of a subset of the Pentaho Reporting capabilities, designed for typical first-phase evaluation activities such as accessing sample data, creating and editing reports, and viewing and interacting with reports. It includes Pentaho platform components, the Pentaho Report Designer and an ad hoc reporting interface bundled into a single download intended for local installation. Sample OLAP reports and dashboard examples are also included for those interested, but the package includes the design tools and publishing capabilities for Pentaho Reporting only.
Q. What Platforms are supported?
A. While Pentaho Reporting supports Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms, the installable evaluation package currently supports Windows and Linux only.
Q. Can I use the evaluation package in production?
A. This package is intended for rapid evaluation. It is not intended for production deployment. For production purposes, Pentaho offers a Pentaho Reporting Subscription, which provides intellectual property (IP) indemnification, technical support, certified software, and additional Pentaho Management Services functionality. Pentaho strongly recommends Pentaho Reporting with a Pentaho Subscription for production deployment. Additional details about the Pentaho Subscription and additional functionality provided with a Pentaho Subscription are available here: www.pentaho.com/subscriptions/
Q. Can I get technical support for the Pentaho Reporting Evaluation?
A. No. Pentaho Customer Support only provides support as part of a Pentaho Subscription, which is only available for the full Pentaho Reporting module.
Q. What forum do I use to provide feedback?
A. Please use the Reporting forums at forums.pentaho.org/forumdisplay.php?f=57
Q. How is the Pentaho Reporting Evaluation licensed?
A. The Pentaho Reporting Evaluation and accompanying source code is available under the OSI-certified Mozilla Public License 1.1.
Q. Once I’ve completed my evaluation with the evaluation package, can I upgrade to Pentaho Reporting?
A. Yes. Upgrade information will be available shortly on the Pentaho wiki. Reports are 100%-compatible, and Pentaho Management Services, available with a Pentaho Reporting Subscription can upgrade your evaluation repository via an export/import process. A manual upgrade is also possible. Pentaho Customer Support will assist subscription customers who would like assistance in upgrading.
Q. What is the password to publish reports in the report designer?
A. On Windows systems, the default password is “password”. On Linux systems, you configure the publish password according to these simple instructions: http://wiki.pentaho.org/display/PentahoDoc/Configuring+Publish
Q. How do I connect to my own data with the Pentaho Reporting Evaluation?
A. Please follow the instructions here: http://wiki.pentaho.org/display/Reporting/Creating+a+Data+Source+for+Tomcat
Q. How do I get the Pentaho Reporting Evaluation?
A. Click here to go to our download page.
Q. How do I purchase a Pentaho Reporting Subscription?
A. To purchase a Pentaho Subscription, please contact Pentaho Sales at 1.407.812.6736 . More information on Pentaho Subscriptions is available at www.pentaho.com/subscriptions/ .