How to Install a DVD Custom Plugin

By: Cathye Pendley
July 14, 2017

I know there are instructions on how to do this, but a quick Google search didn’t turn it up, so I figured I would create a blog entry to show you what to do.

I recently upgraded to DVD 3.0, but the same process works for multiple versions of DVD.  When I installed Oracle Data Visualization Desktop the first time, the directory C:\Users\dan\AppData\Local\DVDesktop was created.  I believe I manually created the directory plugins within that (can’t remember).  Now, all I do to install a plugin is copy the zip file (don’t unzip it!) into C:\Users\dan\AppData\Local\DVDesktop\plugins.

So all I do to install a plugin is copy the file that I download from the Oracle Analytics Store into that directory.  You can see the newest plugin that I added for the LinesOnMap plugin just yesterday, as documented in the excellent video produced by the SampleApp team.

Here’s what my directory looks like:


So now you can add all sorts of plugins from the store!

I never can remember that location under AppData, so I actually created a shortcut to that directory and placed it on my desktop and also in C:\Program Files\Oracle Data Visualization Desktop there the software is installed.  That way I can always find that directory.


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