gadget design (.gadget) file
An Extensible Markup Language (XML) file created in BIRT 360 that supports visualization of data or provides data selection on a BIRT dashboard. The two supported types of gadget files are:
An Actuate gadget, using the Actuate specification, is rendered using Actuate JSAPI, accesses Actuate BIRT data objects and files, and is either embedded in the dashboard page or shared as a separate file. An Actuate gadget can render web content such as a BIRT report, a BIRT Reportlet, an external web page, or HyperText Markup Language (HTML) code.
A Google® gadget, using the Google specification, is rendered in an iframe, is stored externally, and is not embedded in the dashboard design file. A Google gadget can communicate with other gadgets on the same BIRT dashboard.
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Actuate BIRT 360, Actuate BIRT technology, Actuate JavaScript API (JSAPI), dashboard, dashboard design (.dashboard) file, data, data object design (.datadesign) file, Extensible Markup Language (XML), file types, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), report, Reportlet, web page

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