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Building dashboard app in VueJs with Go using Embedded SDK

A GitHub link has been provided to get the sample application, which demonstrates the rendering of dashboard available in your Bold BI server and followed by steps to create a new embedding application in the VueJs with Go on your own.

NOTE: The best way to get started would be reading the Getting Started section of the documentation. The Getting Started guide gives you enough information that you need to know before working on the sample.

How to run the sample

  1. Please get the VueJS with Go Application.

  2. Here, the VueJS application act as a client, and the Go application act as a server since you need to set the following properties in the App.vue file in the VueJS app as follows. Embed Properties in VueJS

    siteIdentifier For Bold BI Enterprise edition, it should be like site/site1. For Bold BI Cloud, it should be an empty string.
    rootUrl Dashboard Server BI URL (ex: http://localhost:5000/bi,
    authorizationUrl Url of the GetDetails action in the Go application(http://localhost:8086/getDetails). Learn more about authorize server in this link.
    environment Your Bold BI application environment. (If Cloud, you should use cloud, if Enterprise, you should use on-premise)
    DashboardId Set the item id of the dashboard to embed from the BI server.
  3. Get the item id of the dashboard from the BI server. Please refer to this link and the following screenshot.
    Get Dashboard Id

  4. In themain.go of the Go application, you need to set the UserEmail and EmbedSecret properties. Embed Properties in GO

    UserEmail UserEmail of the Admin in your Bold BI, which would be used to get the dashboard details from the BI server
    EmbedSecret You could get your EmbedSecret key from the Embed tab by enabling the Enable embed authentication in the Administration page
  5. Then, run your Go application and as well as the VueJS App.

  6. The dashboard can be rendered in design mode or created with the following changes in the App.Vue method.

    let dashboard = BoldBI.create({
      serverUrl: rootUrl + siteIdentifier,
      dashboardId: dashboardId,//Provide item id to render it in design mode,to create dashboard remove this property
      embedContainerId: "dashboard",
      embedType: BoldBI.EmbedType.Component,
      environment: BoldBI.Environment.Enterprise, // If Cloud, you should use BoldBI.Environment.Cloud
      mode: BoldBI.Mode.Design,
      width: "100%",
      height: window.innerHeight + "px",
      expirationTime: 100000,
      authorizationServer: {
        url: authorizationUrl
    serverUrl Dashboard Server BI URL (ex: http://localhost:5000/bi/site/site1,
    dashboardId Provide the dashboard id of the dashboard you want to embed in view or edit mode. Ignore this property to create new dashboard.
    embedContainerId Container Id in which dashboard renders.It should not contain hypen.
    mode In which mode you want to render dashboard. It can either be 'View' or 'Design' mode.
    expirationTime Set the duration for the token to be alive.
    authorizationServer Url of the 'GetEmbedDetails' action in the go application.

How this sample works

  1. Based on the dashboard provided in the App.vue, you will authorize the server by calling the GetEmbedDetails function using the AuthorizeURL(http://localhost:8086/getDetails) with the provided EmbedProperties values. Get Embed Details

  2. In the above authorization, the SignatureURL has been generated with the provided EmbedSecret key and embed details which can be validated in the Bold BI Server API and returns the token. Based on the returned token, the dashboard will start to render. Get Signature Url

  3. In the App.vue, change the dashboard Id of the respective dashboard based on your requirement.
    Set Dashboard Id

Steps to create new VueJs with Go application to embed dashboard

  1. Create the Vue application by running the command vue create my-app. Here my-app is the folder name of the Vue application.

  2. Open the created folder in the visual studio code, and change the directory by running the command cd my-app.

  3. Download the VueJs with Go sample and open the VueJS in the visual studio code using the EmbedBIWrapper.js file and import it in the App.vue as follows. WrapperFileInclusion

  4. In the App.vue file, create a DOM element with the id dashboard including the mandatory cdn files and properties to render the dashboard.

     mounted: function() {
    var scripts = [
    scripts.forEach(script => {
      let tag = document.createElement("script");
      tag.setAttribute("src", script);
      tag.setAttribute("type", "text/javascript");
      tag.setAttribute("defer", "defer");
      tag.async = true;
    let rootUrl = "http://localhost:64503/bi";
    let siteIdentifier = "/site/site1";
    let dashboardId = "2426b843-bf97-4392-96b1-ef12c007b66f";
    let environment = "enterprise";
    let authorizationUrl = "http://localhost:8086/getDetails";
    let dashboard = BoldBI.create({
      serverUrl: rootUrl + siteIdentifier,
      dashboardId: dashboardId,
      embedContainerId: "dashboard",
      embedType: BoldBI.EmbedType.Component,
      environment: BoldBI.Environment.Enterprise, // If Cloud, you should use BoldBI.Environment.Cloud
      mode: BoldBI.Mode.View,
      width: "100%",
      height: window.innerHeight + "px",
      expirationTime: 100000,
      authorizationServer: {
        url: authorizationUrl
  5. Install the Go with the link. Install the visual studio code extension as follows. go_install

  6. Create a folder in the desired location and open it in the visual studio code. Create a file main.go and launch.json, include the following code.

      // Use IntelliSense to learn about possible attributes.
      // Hover to view descriptions of existing attributes.
      // For more information, visit:
      "version": "0.2.0",
      "configurations": [
              "name": "Launch",
              "type": "go",
              "request": "launch",
              "mode": "debug",
              "program": "${workspaceRoot}",
              "env": {"FLASH_PORT": 8086},
              "args": [],
              "showLog": true
  7. In the main.go file, include the following code to contact the BOLD BI server.

       package main
       import (
       //Set EmbedSecret key from Bold BI Server. Please refer this link(
       var embedSecret = "enter embed secret here"
       //Enter your BoldBI Server credentials.
       var userMail = "enter user email here"
       func main() {
         http.HandleFunc("/getDetails", getEmbedDetails)
         log.Fatal(http.ListenAndServe(":8086", nil))
       func getEmbedDetails(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
         w.Header().Set("Context-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded")
         w.Header().Set("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*")
         w.Header().Set("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "POST")
         w.Header().Set("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "Content-Type")
         body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(r.Body)
         if err != nil {
         if len(body) > 0 {
           if queryString, err := unmarshal(string(body)); err != nil {
             log.Println("error converting", err)
           } else {
             serverAPIUrl := queryString.(map[string]interface{})["dashboardServerApiUrl"].(string)
             embedQueryString := queryString.(map[string]interface{})["embedQuerString"].(string)
             embedQueryString += "&embed_user_email=" + userMail
             signatureString, err := getSignatureUrl(embedQueryString)
             if err != nil {
             embedDetails := "/embed/authorize?" + embedQueryString + "&embed_signature=" + signatureString
             query := serverAPIUrl + embedDetails
             result, err := http.Get(query)
             if err != nil {
             response, err := ioutil.ReadAll(result.Body)
             if err != nil {
       func getSignatureUrl(queryData string) (string, error) {
         encoding := ([]byte(embedSecret))
         messageBytes := ([]byte(queryData))
         hmacsha1 := hmac.New(sha256.New, encoding)
         sha := base64.StdEncoding.EncodeToString(hmacsha1.Sum(nil))
         return sha, nil
       func unmarshal(data string) (interface{}, error) {
         var iface interface{}
         decoder := json.NewDecoder(strings.NewReader(data))
         if err := decoder.Decode(&iface); err != nil {
           return nil, err
         return iface, nil
  8. Initialize the variables embedSecret and userMail for authorization purpose.

  9. Initialize the API /getDetails to get the particular dashboard details from the server.

  10. This API uses the method getSignatureUrl() to generate the algorithm. In the getEmbedDetails() API, the embedQuerString, userEmail, and the value from the GetSignatureUrl() method are appended as query parameters in the URL to get details of a particular dashboard.

  11. Then, run the Go application. And the VueJs by npm run serve to render the dashboard.