Composer v4 Overview
Logi Composer is a development platform for creating and embedding cutting-edge visualizations, dashboards, and self-service features in your application. This Help System provides you with the information you need to fully utilize Composer.
To watch a series of overview videos about Composer, see Get to Know Logi Composer Videos.
If you are already familiar with Composer and want to know about the latest updates, see Composer v4 Release Notes.
For more information about hardware and software requirements for this product, see: Composer System Requirements.
What Does Composer Deliver?
Composer disappears into your application, while delivering:
- Embedded analytic content - Users can see visualizations in dashboards, and, optionally, interact with them in real time to apply data filtering or to export them, all from within your application.
- Embedded content authoring – Authorized users can access self-service “widgets” for creating and managing embedded content such as visualizations and dashboards, reducing ad hoc development requests and minimizing changes to your application.
With Composer, you can give your application analytics capabilities, without re-inventing the wheel.
What Does Composer Include?
Composer consists of:
- Logi Composer, a web-based management tool that lets Admins, Data Authors, and Content Authors configure the system, access data, and create and publish content.
- A set of web services, accessible via an API.
- A dedicated Platform Database.
Composer also provides adaptive security to safeguard your data. You can use your current security framework for single sign-on, multi-tenant deployments, with granular control over user access.
Who Does What?
Three basic categories of people are involved in creating and using Composer content:
Admins, Data Authors, Content Authors
Admins configure Composer for use and ensure that it’s properly licensed.
Data Authors configure data connections, create Reference dataviews (identifying database objects to be used), create Enrichment dataviews (joins, calculated columns, formatting, and more), and apply data security.
Content Authors create visualizations based on Enrichment dataviews, store them in a gallery, and publish them as embeddable content in dashboards.
Typically, this is all done using Logi Composer.
Known as “Trusted Access Users” in Composer, these users are either Consumers who can view embedded content when they run the parent application, or are Self-Service Users who can author new content and extend the existing embedded content with the application. Using embedded widgets, Self-Service users are able to do what Content Authors can do in Logi Composer: create visualizations based on dataviews, store them in a gallery, and publish them as embedded dashboards.
For more information about how you can install, configure, and use Logi Composer, search and read the materials we provide here.