Create Tabular Data Source Extensions for PerformancePoint Services
To add support for a tabular data source that is not native to PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you must create a custom data source extension.
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Data source extensions consist of the following components:
A provider that retrieves data from the data source.
An editor that modifies data source objects.
Metadata in the web.config file that integrates the extension into PerformancePoint Services.
PerformancePoint Services supports custom tabular data sources only. Other types of custom data sources are not supported.
This section contains topics that describe how to create a provider and editor for a custom tabular data source. For information about extension metadata, see How to: Manually Register PerformancePoint Services Extensions.