Build a KPI Using an External Data Source in XML or JSON Formats

Learn how to power KPIs on the scorecard with data generated by external web scripts in XML or JSON formats.

Create HTTP Indicator

  1. Go to the KPI tab
  2. Select any indicator
  3. Switch to the Data tab
  4. Click the Data source buttonKPI Data Source button
  5. Select Link to a web-based script option
  6. Specify the access URL and necessary parameters

Script Parameters

  • %%name%% - the name of the indicator
  • %%date%% - date selected in internal calendar

Script Response

BSC Designer PRO will search for a value field in the response. The server response should be in XML or JSON format, for example:

20.1My indicator

Response in JSON format:

{"value":20.1,"name":"My indicator"}