This section provides information on how to embed various elements of Yellowfin into a web-based application or portal.
Available Integration Methods
Yellowfin provides a range of different integration capabilities that broadly fall into the following two categories:
Previously we referred to this as Tight Integration. This basically involves integrating the whole Yellowfin application (this can be done as a full window or within an iFrame). Various custom elements can be included (such as a header containing a menu) that allow for seamless navigation to and from the host application. Various capabilities can be turned on or off to further customize and achieve the desired experience. Application integration is often the simplest method, can expose more of the Yellowfin application (including content creation capabilities such as report builder) and involves the least development effort.
Yellowfin also provides a wide range of web-services that can be used to obtain content from the Yellowfin server in order to create custom user-interface objects.
Choosing a Method
The choice of method will come down to a number of factors, including but not limited to:
Each integration capability is described in the following sections:
Be sure to check out these other important resources for integrating Yellowfin: