Jedox introduced the possibility to create a model from 2017. Many predefined models could be also downloaded from the Marketplace. Here we are going to show how to create one.
“Models are predefined applications, consisting of files/reports, OLAP databases, Integrator jobs, scheduled tasks, and settings.”
That saying, models are logical unities that allow users to differentiate between applications.
When the model is created following folders are predefined in Jedox:
- Integrator area folder
- Report Designer folder
- Reports folder
The database could be created on its own.
Below you can see how Jedox academy explains installation.
In order to create a model, we need first to check our license. It is important that your license allows creating modes. Usually, you could see it in Administrations -> Licences – >Jedox Model Developer. In case you don’t have it, then Create New model would not be visible]. If in case you have the license this is the place to start.
The name needs to contain the prefix com.jedox without any capital or irregular characters.
More about models can be found here.
Once created, additional folders will be created.
For the integrator, the check box Hide empty project groups should be unchecked. Only after it will be visible.
In reporting designer model reports could be stored here:
and in Reports:
You can also import models to your server. For practical reasons, you can download our one from here.
Defining models is a good way to split your applications and work, especially if more than one use case is used on the server. They are easily exported and imported in case you need to transfer them between Dev and Prod for example.