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Xtraction is a visualization software that simplifies the status reporting of your various IT application databases by aggregating the data into interactive, real-time dashboards—all from a single web-based interface. You can share these dashboards online or export to various file formats, schedule regular exports of the data, and define notifications to keep track of status changes.
The Xtraction tool you'll use most often is the Dashboard Designer. To get started creating dashboards, see Creating a dashboard in one easy procedure. For more in-depth topics about the UI and Dashboard Designer, see:
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Xtraction has a number of tools that enable you to extract and manipulate data from connected data sources; access to these tools is determined by the user-role rights provided by your administrator. The tools are as follows:
•Dashboard Designer: If you have designer rights, you can create real-time, interactive dashboards and status reports for one or more data sources within a single view.
•Document Designer: If you have designer rights, you can export data content into other formats, such as MS Word, Excel, and more.
•Report Designer: An Xtraction tool for the most advanced users with designer rights. Create custom reports using standard SQL statements that run outside of the Xtraction component framework.
•Task scheduler: If you have enterprise designer or scheduler rights, you can schedule periodic exports of any item (dashboards, documents, and reports) in formats such as MS Word, Excel, and more.
•Alerts: If you have alert-user rights, you set up notifications for keeping track of status changes to your data-source information.
The Xtraction environment is made up of these parts:
•The Xtraction server running under Windows, with the Xtraction database created in Microsoft SQL Server. The Xtraction application and its database can be installed on the same server or separate servers.
•Target data sources held in any combination of Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, MySQL, DB2, PostgresSQL, NexusDB, or Teradata. These data sources can be installed on a single database server or on separate servers.
•The Xtraction web-based application window, accessible from client devices for viewing and interacting with Xtraction.
To access Xtraction, open a web browser (Chrome is recommended) and enter the URL provided by your administrator. Typically, the default URL is:
http://[SERVER]/Xtraction/ (where [SERVER] is the name of your Xtraction server)
For Windows authentication: If you're already authenticated to the domain, you shouldn't have to re-enter your credentials. But, if prompted, enter your Windows user ID and password.
For Local authentication: Enter the username and password provided by the administrator. Once you're authenticated, the Xtraction application window will open. Your access to the features is governed by your user rights.
When logging out, the best way is to use the Logout option at the bottom of the window to immediately release your license for others to use. You can also log out by closing the web browser, but your license may not be immediately released in this case.
You can add various parameters to the Xtraction application URL that act as startup defaults. After the URL, enter the parameters as shown in the example below. Separate each parameter with "&":
•refresh: Set to "true" to enable a refresh by default of the content displayed in the Auto Refresh & Cycle list.
•refreshSeconds: The number of seconds to use for the refresh time.
•cycle: Set to "true" to enable a cycle by default of the content displayed in the Auto Refresh & Cycle list. If set to true, refresh will also be enabled by default, so you can omit the refresh parameter.
•collapsed: Set to "true" to ensure that the sidebar is collapsed by default.
•favorite: The name of the favorite content to load in the Auto Refresh & Cycle list. This name must exactly match the name of the favorite content. If this value is omitted, your default favorite will be loaded (if set up).
•theme: The color theme to be used for the session. If not specified here, the theme will default to the theme specified under the Administration > Settings link. If no theme is set there, it defaults to "Ivanti." Options are Black, Blue, LightBlue, LightGray, LightGrayInternational, and Ivanti.
The following example uses these parameters: refresh & cycle, every 2 minutes, the sidebar collapsed, the Daily favorite loaded by default, and the theme as Blue:
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