V8 Web Interface
Version 8 introduces a redesigned homepage for XLCubed Web Edition. The homepage has the same basic layout, but there are two variations. The Standard Edition will always look as per the screenshot below on the left. Enterprise Edition can be configured in the same way (default) or as in the screenshot on the right which introduces a richer UI with preview tiles and some additional user configuration through bookmarks. The richer UI is only available in the Enterprise version of XLCubed Web and when using a SQL Repository.
The main differences in the homepage between the two versions are
- Enterprise Edition provides report preview tiles.
- Enterprise Edition users can choose to display recent reports, popular reports, or their own bookmarked reports by using the toolbar at the top right. Bookmarks can be added to or removed from reports using the toolbar on the individual report tiles.
The image used on the report preview tiles can be handled using two approaches:
- The system generates an image to store for the report for the current user. This image is taken the first time the user opens the report. This approach ensures that image will only contain data the user has permission to see.
- Alternately, the administrator can define one image to be used on the report tile for all users. This is set from the Excel Edition, by making a connection to the Web Server in the publish dialog, selecting the relevant web report, and choosing 'manage'. Here you can define a specific image either by selecting a range in excel, referencing an image file, or copying from the clipboard.