Cadeon recognized that some customers wanted a customizable and enhanced print and export options within TIBCO Spotfire®, so the company identified a custom print and export model solution. Users can have more straightforward options with the ability to style the printed object, depending on the visualization. It is important to users to have different visualizations on one page while printing for easier business use and better user experience.
There was no object model for printing within TIBCO Spotfire®; therefore, Cadeon Print Module developed a custom print and export option using a TIBCO Spotfire® software development kit (Spotfire® SDK). This unlocks the ability to import various components into TIBCO Spotfire® and customize the user experience.
Development of the new module started from three baseline Spotfire® SDK files that produced an extension with document-fit requirements, significantly improving print and export functionality. CSS style sheets control the visualization style during printing and exporting.
This solution allows customers to filter and print the whole table, crosstab, and graphic visualizations—aligned closely with what they see on their monitor. Additionally, Cadeon Print Module's Latest releases incorporate features like the ability to export and print maps to large-sized paper formats (e.g. A0).