Getting started

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.

Xtraction has a number of tools that enable you to extract and manipulate the data from your 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 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:

About the Xtraction web-based interface

Dashboard Designer

About components

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