Within the TIBCO Spotfire® community, one area of discussion that crops up continually is that of new visualization types. Customers often ask for a visualization type during a POC that Spotfire does not currently support. Others ask for simple customizations of existing visualizations, such as moving labels around, that sound straightforward but are almost impossible to implement without extensive coding.
Included with the framework are a number of sample charts including:
- Doughnut Chart
- Circle Packing
- Chord Diagram
- Area Chart
- Horizon Chart
- Polar Chart
- Ternary Chart
- Tree Control
- Venn Diagram
- Word Cloud
- other examples:
- see how to reuse these examples
There are two downloads to choose from depending on which version of Spotfire you are using:
Both versions have the same capabilities. Please make sure to download the correct package for your Spotfire installation.
For an overview of the different extension and customization options that the Spotfire platform provides, see Extending TIBCO Spotfire.
The documentation for the .NET API is now available online here. This API can be used within Spotfire via IronPython or within a .NET Spotfire Custom Extension to configure JSViz visualizations.
The examples provided with JSViz also include a comprehensive scripting example showing how to use IronPython to create and configure JSViz charts.
Automating Plot Setup
It is possible to automate the creation of JSViz instances from the tool bar or the tools menu, by creating a custom extension that leverages the JSViz API:
- One-click JSViz Visualizations - Extending JSViz for TIBCO Spotfire®
- Automating Plot Setup for JSViz Using a Custom Tool in TIBCO Spotfire®
JSViz is shared with the TIBCO Community for free use by customers and partners under the TIBCO Component Exchange License. If you have suggestions for enhancements or run into issues, please post questions on TIBCO Community.
Some users may encounter a problem when using JSViz with Spotfire 7.6. This is resolved in the 126.96.36.199 release. For detailed instructions see the following page: https://community.tibco.com/wiki/jsviz-problems-spotfire-76. Spotfire 7.6 Hotfix 3 is also required.
JSViz visuals will work in Web Player and Automation Services as well as Spotfire Analyst (Professional). Make sure to follow the installation instructions in the documentation. Many people forget to update the Web Player after installing the plugin files.
There is an issue with the 188.8.131.52 build recently posted. Please download and use a later version.
JSViz is not supported on Spotfire Desktop (not to be confused with Spotfire Analyst).