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|Summary: This page provides information about how to access resources in the CAST databases.|
The CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) is an objective and repeatable way to measure and improve the Application Software Quality of multi-platform, multi-language, and multi-sourced applications. CAST AIP stores a large amount of data about your Applications and provides results through interfaces called the CAST Application Analytics Dashboard (CAST AAD) and the CAST Application Engineering Dashboard - CAST AED. If you don't want to directly use CAST AAD or CAST AED but prefer to develop a specific use case according to your business requirements, CAST AIP also provides a REST API solution. This API is aimed at programmers:
CAST provides documentation for using the REST API to access the data you require:
The REST API is delivered as follows:
The REST API is delivered as part of the CAST Application Analytics Dashboard (the dashboard uses it to display the results). By accessing the following URL in your CAST Applications Analytics Dashboard, you can start to use the API:
|Note that when you use the REST API in this way, it will be configured to work only with the Measurement Service.|
The REST API is delivered as part of the CAST Application Engineering Dashboard (the dashboard uses it to display the results). By accessing the following URL in your CAST Applications Engineering Dashboard, you can start to use the API:
CAST also provides a standalone REST API WAR file which can be deployed and configured on your Apache Tomcat application server, in exactly the same way as the CAST Application Analytics /Engineering Dashboards (see Installing and configuring the CAST-RestAPI.war). This WAR does not include the CAST Application Analytics or Engineering Dashboards.
You can find the WAR file in the WARS folder in your CAST installation folder:
Once the WAR is deployed and configured,you can access it as follows (the first URL redirects to the second):
Note that you can configure the REST API to interact with a Dashboard or a Measurement Service - simply define the relevant schema name in the context.xml file when you deploy it (see Installing and configuring the CAST-RestAPI.war).
The following guides describe certain tables and views that can be used to extract information.
|This method of extracting information is deprecated. You should now use the CAST RestAPI to extract the information you require.|
The following guide provides installation and deployment instructions for Apache Drill. Apache Drill can be used with third-party Business Intelligence tools (eg Excel, Tableau, Qlickview, MicroStrategy...) or CAST field extensions to exploit the results produced by CAST AIP via the CAST RestAPI:
The following guide provides instructions for enabling an integration of the CAST AIP Action Plan into the Atlassian JIRA bug tracking system. CAST Action Plan items can be automatically pushed into JIRA and converted into a bug ticket that can be assigned to the development team:
The following guide provides information about how to setup and configure Microsoft Excel to display CAST AIP data using Power Query and the RestAPI: