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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook by Harris Ward, Joel Latino

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Connecting to MongoDB via PDI

In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps required to connect to a MongoDB instance using a Pentaho Data Integration transformation and execute that transformation in a Pentaho Report.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you will have to make sure your MongoDB instance is running.

How to do it…

For this recipe, we are going to use a transformation that we have already developed for the book that will return a list of orders as shown in the previous recipe. We are also going to build this report manually instead of using the Report Wizard:

  1. In Report Designer, go to File | New.
  2. Click on the Data tab in the top-right corner of Report Designer.
  3. Right-click on the Data item in the list and select Pentaho Data ...

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