As of Spotfire 11.0, the core product now features visualization mods that overlaps to a large degree with JSViz. More on this here:
Users upgrading to or installing Spotfire 7.12 or later will need to download and install the latest version of JSViz. See the "Known Issues" section for more details.
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
The samples include:
- Animating Data
- Bullet List
- Gauges and Donuts
- Image Viewer
- Network Chart
- Radar (Spider) Chart
- Sankey Chart
- Word Cloud
Download JSViz - Versions
JSViz can be downloaded from the TIBCO Exchange.
JSViz is compatible with Spotfire 7.5 and later.
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®
Custom windows forms property pages are now available from 3.5. Developers who have made use of the one-click visualisation extension of pre 3.5 may need to update their add-in project to actively include any of the original property pages of JSViz property dialog as they no longer are displayed by default.
Articles on TIBCO Community
There are a number of articles on TIBCO Community that describe using JSViz to create different types of custom visualizations and other solutions:
Help and Support
Please note that JSViz is not supported through support.tibco.com. In the event of issues or to get help, please post questions in the TIBCO Community Forum here:
Make sure that you add the tag "JSViz" so that it will be visible.
JSViz is shared with the TIBCO Community for free use by customers and partners under the TIBCO Component Exchange License.
Under certain circumstances, JSViz may throw the following error when opening a DXP file:
InvalidOperationException at Spotfire.Dxp.Framework:
Attempt to read from a node that is in state 'Detached'. (HRESULT: 80131509)
This issue is resolved in JSViz 3.5.2
When using IronPython Scripting and setting "Limit by Expression" using the FilterExpression property, in some cases, the expression was not being correctly applied.
There is a known issue with JSViz 22.214.171.124 occasionally showing incorrect results when using a Limit By Expression statement. This will be addressed in the next release.
JSViz 126.96.36.199 will cause Spotfire to crash if an invalid data configuration is created. Examples of invalid configurations include:
Removing all Column Expressions in a group-by configuration
Adding a non-aggregated Column Expression in a group-by configuration
These issues are fixed in JSViz 188.8.131.52.
JSViz 184.108.40.206 or above is required when upgrading to or installing Spotfire 7.12 or later. This is due to a clash in versions of log4net.dll between JSViz and Spotfire. Versions of JSViz above 220.127.116.11 remove any dependancy on log4net.dll.
Some users may encounter a problem when using JSViz with Spotfire 7.6. This is only an issue with older releases of JSViz, 18.104.22.168 and older. 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 22.214.171.124 build recently posted. Please download and use a later version.
JSViz is not supported on Spotfire Desktop (not to be confused with Spotfire Analyst).
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