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Install Bold BI when Bold Reports exists

This section explains how to install and deploy Bold BI Enterprise Edition when Bold Reports is already installed on the same machine.


This topic explains the steps required to install Bold BI Enterprise:

  1. Run the Bold BI Enterprise Installer.

    Installer Prompt

  2. You can check the License Agreement of the Bold BI Enterprise edition by clicking the License Terms and Conditions and clicking Next.

    Installation Prompt

  3. Then a prompt will appear to proceed whether you are going to use the existing Bold ID for Bold BI Enterprise Edition.

    Bold ID prompt

    If you select No to proceed the installation without common login, then Bold BI Enterprise installation will be cancelled.

    Cancel prompt

    If you select Yes to proceed with the installation using a common login for both Bold Reports and Bold BI products, the installer will automatically detect the existing Bold BI hosting details and display them in the following web hosting type. It cannot be modified, so simply verify the details and click Next.

    Installation IIS

    NOTE: Bold BI will be installed as a sub-application within the existing Bold Report Site, which is hosted on IIS. The following changes were made on IIS/IIS Express after using the common Bold ID. Normally, Bold Reports is hosted with the site name as BoldReports_EnterpriseReporting in IIS, but after using the common login (Bold ID), the site name has been changed to BoldAppsEnterpriseEdition. Additionally, Bold BI will be hosted as a sub-app called bi under the BoldAppsEnterpriseEdition site.

    IIS for both Reports and Dashboard

    NOTE: Bold ID is the common identity provider application in our Bold products that can be used to Single Sign-On (SSO) to both Bold Reports and Bold BI.

  4. Then Deploy Chromium packages prompt will open. Chromium packages are necessary to enable image and PDF export functionalities in dashboards, widgets, and schedules from Bold BI. Without these packages, the image and PDF export options will be disabled. Agree to Download Chromium Packages and click Next.

    Installation Chromium Packages

    NOTE: If you encounter any issues with your internet connection or lack one, deselect the Chromium Packages download option and proceed with the installation. For manual installation of the Chromium Packages, refer to this guide.

  5. Then, Client libraries prompt will open. Read and accept the license to ship the selected client libraries and click INSTALL.

    Installation ClientLibraries

    IMPORTANT: Bold BI Enterprise edition uses client libraries such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB to connect with their respective SQL database variants. Check the license of each library to give consent for installation. Only the selected client libraries installed.

  6. Once the installation is complete, you can launch the application by clicking Launch Application and set up your Bold BI site.

    Launch Application

  7. It will open in your browser. Login with your username and password which is already registered on Bold Reports.

    Login Page

  8. After logging in, this page will open. Click on your profile and select Manage sites (Admin access).

    Manage sites (Admin access)

  9. The following page opens. Go to Settings > Manage License > Enterprise BI. Then click Login to activate account to register on the site.

    Login to activate account

  10. After logging in, your subscription details will be displayed. Now you are ready to use Bold BI Application.

    Subcription Details

  11. You have to manually create the site for Bold BI from the site management page by opening the URL as follows:


    Please set up the Bold BI site by following the steps given to create a new site.