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Quick Start Demo

For those who want to get straight to the point and start playing with the tooling from the minute 0 please read next how to install & run a demo installation in less than 5 minutes.


The only prerequisite to run the demo application is to have the JDK 1.6+ installed.

If you don't have the JDK 1.6 installed in your system please use the following download and follow the installation instructions. (go the "Java SE 6 Update XX" section to select the last available update).

Installation steps

  • Check your JDK installation:
    Open a shell window a type the following command:
    $ java -version
  • You should see an output like this:
    "java version "1.6.0_35"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_35-b10)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.10-b01, mixed mode)"
  • Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable pointing to the JDK installation directory:
    $ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0
  • Unzip the Dashbuilder demo zip file:
    ( to a given directory (the [target_directory]).
    You should get a directory structure like this: [target_directory]/dashbuilder-demo
  • Open a command window and execute the script for linux or start-demo.bat for windows:
    $ cd /dashbuilder-demo
    $ ./

    C:\ cd \dashbuilder-demo start-demo.bat
    NOTE: The application uses an auto-deployable embedded H2 database which it's automatically created when you start the app for the very first time. The database initialization procedure it takes a few minutes. Furthermore, you should take into account that the H2 database downgrades the application performance compared with other databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL, normally used in production environments.
  • Once the application is started, open a browser and type the URL:
    The following user(s)/password(s) are available by default:
    root/root: to sign-in as the superuser
    demo/demo: to sign-in as an end user
    On start-up, the application installs automatically some ready-to-use sample dashboards, for demo and learning purposes.
  • To stop the application close the terminal window or type the "Ctrl + C" command.

Application database

The demo application database will be generated automatically when you start the application for the first time.

If you want to restore the application to its initial state you can:

  1. Stop the application (if running).
  2. Delete the database files in the /db directory.
  3. Start the application.

Latest News

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  • December 19, 2014 Using filtered SQL queries for building big data dashboards

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