Add samples to an instance
This article shows you how to install and use sample projects provided by Dundas in your existing instance of Dundas BI, including dashboards administrators can use for usage and performance tracking.
A sample consists of a Dundas BI project that offers one or more sample dashboards which you can use or customize as needed.
2. Adding samples
You can add samples to your Dundas BI instance regardless of how it is installed:
- On Windows, use the Deployment application as shown in the following sections to add the samples.
- On Linux, run and use the Deployment wizard as shown in Installing Dundas BI on Linux, choosing the option to add a sample.
- When using Docker or Kubernetes to run Dundas BI, you can run the dundas-bi-setup Docker image for Dundas BI versions 11 and higher to add samples to your instance.
2.1. Launch the Deployment application
For installations on Windows, run the Dundas BI Deployment application, which lets you manage instances of Dundas BI on your server. This can be found in the start menu on the server computer, or you can launch it from its installed location.
Click Samples on the left, then click Add samples to an instance.
2.2. Select samples to add
In the Samples step, select the sample(s) you want to add.
Click Next to continue.
2.3. Select an existing instance
In the Select an instance step, select the instance of Dundas BI to receive the samples.
Click Next to continue.
2.4. Review details
This screen lets you review your selections before proceeding with the samples installation.
If everything looks fine, click Add Samples to begin installing.
2.5. Adding samples to instance succeeded
You should see the Adding samples to instance has succeeded screen when the installation is complete.
If you've just added the Tracking Dashboard sample, click the hyperlink to view the Usage Tracking dashboard. (You'll be required to log on as an administrator.)
Click Finish to return to the Dundas BI Deployment main screen.
3. Using samples
3.1. Usage tracking dashboard
Usage tracking statistics are recorded in your Dundas BI instance by default, and you can use the usage tracking sample dashboard to analyze this data. By default, only the built-in system administrator user (admin) is assigned access to this sample when added to an instance.
To use the sample, log on to Dundas BI and switch to the corresponding Dundas BI project from the main menu on the left.
Next, open the sample dashboard in the project for viewing.
The Usage Tracking Dashboard sample allows you to track the usage or viewing of dashboards, reports, and other views across users and projects.
3.2. Performance tracking dashboard
Performance statistics are recorded in your Dundas BI instance by default, and you can use the performance tracking sample dashboard to analyze this data. By default, only the built-in system administrator user (admin) is assigned access to this sample when added to an instance.
Like for the usage tracking sample, switch to the Performance Tracking Dashboard project from the main menu and open the dashboard for viewing.
The Performance Tracking Dashboard sample lets you analyze the performance of metric sets (e.g., load times) across projects and views.
3.3. Getting started
For the Getting Started project, open the main dashboard called Start Here.