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Creating a New Site in Bold BI Enterprise Edition

This section briefly explains the steps involved in creating a new site in Bold BI Enterprise multi-tenant application.

Site creation

You can create another site in the Bold BI Enterprise application by clicking the Create Site button in the site management module.

Create Site

This step includes the site details such as tenant type, name, domain, and identifier. The site identifier should be unique and is a part of your site URL. Custom domains can also be used for site creation. Additionally, you have the option to inherit settings from UMS to your tenant by using the Inherit Global Settings option.

Site Registration

To inherit settings, simply click the drop-down menu and select the Select all option to access all global settings from UMS when creating a new site. If you prefer to inherit selected settings from UMS, choose the specific settings you require from the global settings in UMS.

Based on the settings chosen, the following information will be copied to the tenant.

  • Date and Time format
  • Application Language
  • Branding Images
  • Look and Feel Settings
  • Email Settings
  • Account Settings

Otherwise, default branding images and values will be used for the tenant settings.

Inherit settings

Please follow this link to learn how to manage Inherit Global Settings for an existing site.

Select database

This step helps you configure a single or individual database for the Bold BI Server and Data Store.

The dashboards, users, and access rights are all stored in the SQL Server Database.

The Data Store database gathers data from over 120 connectors and stores it locally so dashboards can quickly access it.

The following options can be used to connect to an existing SQL Server instance:

  • By creating a new Bold Bi Site database.

Select Database

  • By choosing one of the databases from the Select a Database dropdown to create Bold BI Server tables in that database.

Select Database ExistingDb

NOTE: The credentials given to connect to the SQL Server instance must have permissions.

  • Create Database
  • Create Table
  • Insert
  • Update Table
  • Alter Table
  • Select
  • Drop Table
  • Drop Database

Here, you can select either the simple or advanced mode for configuration.

Simple mode

Configure a single database for Bold BI and Data Store.

The site’s details, dashboards, data store, users, and their access permissions are all stored in a single database with this configuration.

Simple Mode

Advanced mode

Configure individual databases for Bold BI and Data Store.

Dashboards, users, and their access permissions are all stored in the Bold BI database.

The authentication information and data collected from SQL and REST data sources are stored in the Data Store database.

Advanced Mode

Select storage

You need to provide the storage type as either file storage or blob storage, in which Bold BI application will store the resources, contents, and logs. For more information, please refer to the what are the resources will be generated in the installed machine.

File storage type

Blob storage type

Configure Isolation code and Custom Attribute in site

You can skip this configuration directly by clicking the Next button, or you can configure the isolation code, custom attribute, or both before proceeding with the Next.

Skip configure Isolation code and Custom Attribute

Isolation code

The isolation code feature is used to configure row-level security for the site to apply to all dashboards on the site. Users can set the filter value in a specific column of the data source. The UMS admin can apply the isolation code from the site settings of the UMS site details page. Dashboards will be filtered based on the applied isolation code. If the column in the code does not match the data source level, no data will be displayed in widgets. Learn more about Isolation code.

Custom attribute

This can be set by the UMS admin for a site on the site details page. Learn more about the Configure Custom Attribute.

Attributes are name-value pairs associated with users, groups, and sites (tenants).

Configure Custom Attribute

Name – Name of the attribute.

Value – Value of the attribute.

Description – Explaining the purpose for the attribute.

Encrypt – Store it as encrypted one in the database and the value will be shown as dots in the grid.

Select administrator

This step is used to choose a user who will have full control over the site.

The selected user will have the ability to:

After selecting the user, proceed with creating and launching the site.

Select Administrator

The selected admin user(s) can access the resources and manage users, groups, and their permissions in the corresponding site only.