laravel-bi/laravel-bi

A beautiful and fully-featured Business Intelligence dashboard manager for Laravel

v1.1.3 2022-09-23 08:13 UTC

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README

Laravel Bi is a beautiful and fully-featured Business Intelligence dashboard manager for Laravel.

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Laravel BI

Installation

Install Laravel Bi using composer:

composer require laravel-bi/laravel-bi

and then run

php artisan bi:install

to setup all Laravel Bi components and to create a simple UserDashboard.

Updating

Run this artisan command to update assets: php artisan vendor:publish --tag=bi-assets --force

Requirements

Laravel BI v1.0.0 requires Laravel 8.0. If you have a previous Laravel version, please consider to use v0.0.5.

User Authentication

Laravel BI requires users to be logged. If your application does not have a custom authentication process, I suggest you to install Laravel Breeze.

Add new dashboards

You can add new dashboard to your project using this command

php artisan bi:dashboard FooDashboard --model=FooModel

Main features and concept

Laravel Bi uses dashboards to show data to the users. Each dashboard contains widgets. Each widget presents data to your user using different tool. Each widget's metrics and dimensions are fully customizable.

At the moment, Laravel BI works only with mysql databases.

Attributes

Attributes are common representation of Dimension and Metric. You can instantiate Attribute using create static method. It accepts 2 parameters:

  • key: a mandatory internal identifier
  • name: a mandatory label
StringDimension::create('name', 'The Name');
SumMetric::create('unique_name_for_some_of_prices', 'The Sum');

Some extra methods are available:

  • column($columnName) to set a custom database column name (defaulted to key)
  • color($color) to set a custom color for the attribute (it will be used in charts)

You can chain all these methods:

SumMetric::create('unique_name_for_some_of_prices', 'The Sum')
    ->column('price_column')
    ->color('#FF0000');

Dimensions

Dimensions are attributes of your data. Laravel-Bi is shipped with some preconfigured dimensions:

StringDimension

It represents a string column. No transformation or logic are applied. It comes to your widget as it is saved in your database.

YearDimension

It represents a year. It applies a DATE_FORMAT clause to your database query in order to take only year digits. Its default format is %Y (e.g. 2019).

MonthDimension

It represents a month. It applies a DATE_FORMAT clause to your database query in order to take only year and month digits. Its default format is %Y-%m (e.g. 2019-01).

DayDimension

It represents a day. It applies a DATE_FORMAT clause to your database query in order to take only year, month and day digits. Its default format is %Y-%m-%d (e.g. 2019-01-15).

DateDimension

It represents a date. It allows to set a custom DATE_FORMAT clause using format() method.

It has a one custom method:

  • format($format) to set a custom DATE_FORMAT format.
DateDimension::create('year_week', 'Year Week')
    ->format('%Y-%u');

BelongsToDimension

It represents a string value taken from a BelongsTo relationship. It comes from a JOIN clause in order to use it in filters or in sorting.

It has a two custom methods:

  • relation($relationName) to set a eloquent relation name
  • otherColumn($columnName) to set the related object column
BelongsToDimension::create('product_name', 'Product')
    ->relation('product')
    ->otherColumn('name');

RawDimension

It represents a raw dimension you can edit as you want using raw method.

It has a one custom method:

  • raw($rawClause) to set a custom raw clause
DateDimension::create('initial_of_name', 'Initial')
    ->raw('LEFT(name, 1)');

Create your Custom dimensions

You can easily use them in your widgets or create your custom dimensions. Please take a look to the existing dimensions.

Metrics

Metrics are quantitative measurements. Each metric show absolute values. If you need to show percentage of the total, you can use asPercentage() method Laravel-Bi is shipped with some preconfigured metrics:

CountMetric

It is a simple metric that count number of records. This is not related to a particular column.

SumMetric

It sums a particular column values.

AverageMetric

It calculate average of a particular column values.

RawMetric

It represents a raw metric you can edit as you want using raw method.

It has a one custom method:

  • raw($rawClause) to set a custom raw clause
DateDimension::create('discounted_price', 'Discounted Price')
    ->raw('price * 0.9');

Custom metrics

You can easily use them in your widgets or create your custom dimensions. Please take a look to the existing metrics.

Widgets

Widgets are graphical representation of your data that use Dimensions and Metrics to gather information. You can instantiate Widgets using create static method. It accept 2 parameters:

  • key: a mandatory internal identifier
  • name: a mandatory label
BigNumber::create('order_number', 'Orders')

You can attach attributes to a widget using:

  • dimensions($dimensions) to set an array of dimensions
  • dimension($dimension) to set a single dimension
  • metrics($metrics) to set an array of metrics
  • metric($metric) to set a single metric
Table::create('table', 'Table')
    ->dimension([
        BelongsToDimension::create('product', 'Product')
            ->relation('product')
            ->otherColumn('name');
    ])
    ->metrics([
        SumMetric::create('price', 'Revenues')
    ]);

Some extra methods are available:

  • width($widthClass) to set a custom width (it should be a Tailwind CSS w- class)
  • scope($closuer) to set a particular scope for a widget

You can chain all these methods:

BigNumber::create('order_number_with_price_greater_than_10', 'Big Orders')
    ->width('w-1/2')
    ->scope(function(Builder $builder) {
        return $builder->where('price', '>', 10);
    });

Laravel-Bi is shipped with some preconfigured widgets:

BigNumber

It shows a particular and relevant metric as a KPI. It accept a single metric.

Big Number Widget

Table

It shows some dimensions and metrics organized in a table allowing user to apply a custom sorting. It accept multiple dimensions and metrics.

It has a one custom method:

  • orderBy($column, $dir) to set a custom orderBy clause
Table::create('user-per-country', 'User per Country')
    ->dimensions([
        StringDimension::create('country_code', 'Country'),
    ])
    ->metrics([
        CountMetric::create('count', 'Count'),
    ])
    ->orderBy('count', 'desc')

LineChart

It shows a line chart with different axis on a single horizontal dimension. It accept a single dimension and multiple metrics.

Line Chart Widget

PartitionPie

It shows a pie chart with a single metric and a single dimension. It accept a single dimension and a single metric.

Partition Pie Widget

Filters

Filters are special tools that allow users to filter data in each dashboard. You can instantiate Widgets using create static method. It accept 2 parameters:

  • key: a mandatory internal identifier and column name
  • name: a mandatory label
StringFilter::create('type', 'Type')

Laravel Bi is shipped with some preconfigured filters:

StringFilter

It shows a multiple combo with all the possible values of a particular column.

NumberFilter

It shows a number control to select different operators.

DateFilter

It shows a calendar to select a date.

DateIntervalFilter

It shows a range calendar to select a day interval.

Dashboard configuration

Each dashboard presents 2 method: filters() and widgets() and 3 properties model, uriKey, name. You have to implement methods returning respectively a list of filters and a list of widget.

public function widgets()
{
    return [
        BigNumber::create('post-count', 'Number of Posts')
            ->metric(CountMetric::create('count', 'Count'))
            ->width('w-1/2')
    ];
}

Thanks to

Thanks to https://github.com/sschoger/heroicons-ui