Knowledge Server is a server-based application
and development platform for creating web-enabled OLAP solutions. Consisting of
the Web Renderer, sample
scripts and ASP pages, and an object model, Knowledge Server provides all needed to
solutions and live data access over the Internet or intranet. The included
samples can be used as "Out-of-the-Box" solutions or templates for new
Knowledge Server's Web Renderer allows you to
share Analysis (.c3) files created with Knowledge Prospector over your company's
intranet or via the internet. Users who wish to view saved Analyses can
view them using a thin client web browser.
The Web Renderer can be used in two ways:
- Dynamic: Provides live
queries from an OLAP Cube each time the user interacts with it
always displaying current data.
- Static: Use of scripts which
read an Analysis file and pre-rendersall the results from the OLAP Cube
at one time. This allows for even faster performance on the web server, and
is recommended if the cube being accessed isn't frequently updated.
Sample Scripts and ASP Pages
With Knowledge Server, you can create
customized scripts using Windows Script to perform a variety of tasks with saved
Analysis (.c3) files. You can also combine the Scheduled Tasks feature of
Windows to automate the running of your scripts at specific times.
Included with Knowledge Server are sample scripts that you can
use to begin creating your own scripts.
Server Object Model
Using Knowledge Server Object Model
documentation, developers can create their own custom
scripts, web pages, or applications to work with Knowledge Server.