Welcome to our basic tutorials on how to use the open source ChainBuilder software. ChainBuilder is an easy to use integration platform designed to provide users with the ability to collaboratively link data, analytics, and visualizations to generate dashboard based decision making tools that can deliver content directly to decision makers.
To read more about ChainBuilder, click here.
To use ChainBuilder, first follow the Download instructions here, then follow the tutorials below:
the visual representation of the CB backend, how widgets connect to each other to each other to create the final workflow
manages projects. The CB platform can be used to host multiple projects that can be edited separately
Hover over the Project tab for the option to create, open, import, and export projects. You can also assign groups to work on specific projects and edit project information.
the end-user experience, including graphics, buttons, and charts. The dashboard can be used to edit the setup of the user-facing program.
Hover over the Dashboards tab for the option to create, open, and manage dashboards. You can also assign groups to work on specific dashboards and edit dashboard information.
In this screen, analysts can manipulate inputs. The workflow will run automatically when inputs are changed and update the dashboard. While the workflow is running, affected components will be highlighted with a blue colored box. Errors will be highlighted in red.
Components to the dashboard can be moved around through the Setup feature. Simply right click on the dashboard, and select Setup.
Within the Setup Mode you can:
the buttons, data type loaders, and widgets that can be added to a project
Hover over the Modules tab for the option to add a service root, harvest modules, assign groups, manage service roots, and list all modules.
the administrative pieces to CB, such as group, user, and database controls
Hover over the Admin tab to manage groups, users, and databases.