These are instructions for the latest Private eazyBI version 4.0.
Here is described how you can customize private eazyBI user interface for your organization-specific needs. More advanced customization techniques require some knowledge of Ruby programming language and Ruby on Rails framework.
Layout and view templates
If you would like to customize the general layout of all pages then you need to customize layout templates. If you would like to customize one particular page then you need to customize particular view template for this page. Customized layout and view templates should be placed in
app/views directory subdirectories in the Private eazyBI main directory. Layout and view templates are using the HAML templating language.
To see the list of typical layout and view templates that you would like to customize, execute the following command from private eazyBI directory:
If you would like to customize e.g. general layout file
app/views/layouts/application.html.haml then extract it with command
and then you can modify extracted file in the
By default if you modify template file then you need to restart private eazyBI server to see changes. If you would like to see changes immediately after page refresh you need to start your private eazyBI in development more. In your
bin/start.sh file locate
RAILS_ENV variable and change it to
If you want to see list of additional view templates that can be customized (that are shared with eazybi.com version of eazyBI) then use command:
If you extract some of these templates then after extraction you need to move them from the
vendor/gems/eazybi/app/views directory to the
public in private eazyBI directory. It is recommended to place any eazyBI specific static asset files in the
public/eazybi directory as then also all your asset files will have
/eazybi URL path prefix as all other eazyBI requests.
E.g. if you have created your custom
custom_logo.png image file then place it in the
public/eazybi/images/custom_logo.png location and then in your layout template or in a stylesheet reference it as
If you need to add a custom stylesheet file then place this file in the
public/eazybi/stylesheets directory (e.g. a
custom.css file) and then create the
app/views/layouts/_custom_head.html.haml file and include the following line in it:
Custom controllers, helpers, models, and routes
This customization requires Ruby on Rails framework knowledge.
If you would like to add custom controllers, helpers, mailers and models to your private eazyBI application then you can place them in
app/models directories as well as create views for these controllers in the
app/views directory. In addition, you can add custom initializers in the
To add custom routes for these new controllers create the
config/routes.rb file with the following content:
append method (and not
draw) in the first line which will add new (and not replace all existing) routes.
If you would like to modify some default routes then you can also use the
prepend method to define different handling of specific URLs. For example, use the following
config/routes.rb to redirect all unauthenticated users from default home page to login page:
Change eazyBI URL prefix
By default all Private eazyBI URLs start with a
/eazybi prefix - it can be used when Private eazyBI is put behind frontend web server which can proxy all requests which start with this prefix to Private eazyBI backend server but requests with other URLs it will proxy to other backend servers.
If necessary, the default
/eazybi prefix can be changed to a different one. In the startup script (
bin/start.sh or other which is used) uncomment and set the
EAZYBI_PREFIX environment variable, e.g.
To remove the
/eazybi prefix at all set this environment variable to an empty string:
Customize Map chart vector maps
If you are using the Map chart then you can configure in
eazybi.toml which maps will be available in the Select map selection list. See the
vector_maps section in
config/eazybi.toml.sample for list of example maps included in Private eazyBI.
You can add your own additional vector maps to this selection as well. See the list of included maps in
You can create additional maps from jVectorMap library maps by changing them to the eazyBI JSON format. Add new custom maps in the
public/eazybi/vector-maps directory and add them to the
vector_maps list in the