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Anyone please suggest any new concept/ tool related to this Opentext BI

Hello Team,

Happy New year!!
I would like to learn and practice any new topics/ concepts related to this Opentext BI. Could anyone of you please suggest me the best concepts to prepare and the references.
And also please share with me if there are any upgraded tools related to this. Thanks in advance.

Thanks & Regards,


  • edited January 6

    Hi Sai,

    OpenText Magellan BI & Reporting is a new name for the Information Hub server and BIRT Designer. New versions incorporate new features which are documented in the release notes for the version. Also, Information Hub is being integrated with other OpenText products under the Magellan product line. Here is a link to some marketing content:


    You can still purchase Information Hub as a standalone product if it meets your requirements. If you have a Sales Representative, they can answer any specific questions you have. If not, here is a page where you can ask to talk with the sales team:


    If this information does not answer your question, please provide more details regarding what products and details of those products you are looking for or discuss the options with your Sales rep.

    Jeff F.
    Sr. Technical Support Specialist
  • Hi Franken,

    Thanks for your reply. Is there any opensource to practice. Could you also please tell me how to make the following things:
    a) How to create a custom error message while entering the wrong inputs in Parameter page.
    b) How to add the  the parameter values into the connected Database.
    Thanks & Regards,
  • edited January 7

    Your Sales Representative can give you access to the software and a free trial license. The Open Source BIRT Designer and engine has some of the functionality of the commercial product. The OS version is missing things like user management, document scheduling, built-in HTML5 chart support, custom visualizations, dashboards, and other features. There are no open source versions of the other integrated products in the Magellan suite.

    Assuming you are using the report parameters in BIRT, if you select the parameter by clicking it and then go to the Script tab, there is a "validate" event. This code throws an error if the parameter value is greater than 10 for example:

    if (params["enter_parameter_name_here"].value > 10) {
    } else {

    Neither the commercial version nor the Open Source version include functionality to update the database. The software is used for reporting only. Here is a link with an example that illustrates how to write your own code to update the database and call it from a report:


    Jeff F.
    Sr. Technical Support Specialist
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