The next preview version of Adele was uploaded to the sourceforge site today. The main feature coming with this version is nearly complete support for jdbc drivers to connect to external database servers and local database files.
I had very good results using the MS Access driver UCanAccess (http://ucanaccess.sourceforge.net). Other drivers like postgresql, mysql, … should be fine too. Behind the scenes the framework for connection to external dataset ressources was redesigned to make it more flexible in the future and allowing external plugins.
The next steps planned for the moment are:
– adding support for extracting SAP data from the ABAP Query component
– OLAP functionality for datasets
– extending filter functionality
– some other visualizations and analysis algorithm.
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