There is a broad range of functionality in OAT including information visualization, GUI Widgets and Database Connectivity
There are many different ways of visualizing data using OAT, these include:
File System Interaction
- WebDAV Browser enables you to navigate a WebDAV instance as if it were a local filesystem.
- An Upload Interface supporting batch uploads.
Graphical User Interface Widgets
There are many Widgets in OAT to ease development of application User Interfaces, including:
- Combo Boxes, Combo Lists, Combo Buttons.
- "Quickedit" -- simple editing without text-box input.
- Sliders, Date Pickers and Color Pickers.
- "Enhanced Anchors" enabling you to show a new widget on screen.
- "Ghost drag" enabling the user to drag one item onto another and update objects accordingly. For example, this is quite useful for dragging items into a shopping cart.
Semantic Web and Aggregated Data Visualization
OAT is also able to cleanly visualize:
- RDF Data as a graph.
- RSS Feeds.
AJAX DataBase Connectivity
, OLE DB
, and ADO.NET
, it uses XMLA
to facilitate direct and platform independent access to remote database engines via XMLA providers
As a core component of OAT, the Ajax Database Connectivity layer enables:
- Development and usage of data bound controls such as the Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and OpenLayers mapping services controls, Pivot Tables, Comb Boxes, TimeLines, and many more.
- Development of data aware applications with the ability to calibrate change sensitivity via support for scrollable cursors (detached row-sets that are change sensitive)
- Build a complex SQL, XML, SPARQL, Web Services based applications without exposure to data access complexity
Other controls include:
Built-in functions are able to natively use/manipulate the following technologies:
OAT is used extensively in the OpenLink Data Spaces and a variety of front-ends to the Virtuoso Universal Server that include: