RPE 2.1.1

RPE 2.1.1 has been made generally available today. We continued on the path we started in RPE 2.0 around simplifying the user experience with RPE. RPE 2.0, 2.0.1 focused on administrators and end users while RPE 2.1 focused on template designers. With 2.1.1, we continued focus on both template designers and report designers.

Improvements in 2.1.1

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Reporting Labs at IBM ICE-IoT 2016

Reporting Labs are scheduled at ICT-IoT.

  • November 16 – 18, 2016 8:30AM to 5 PM.
  • Labs are self-paced with workbooks
  • SMEs will be present to answer any questions

Report Management Labs

  • Lab IOT9667 – Cross lifecycle project analysis with RELM and JRS
  • Lab DEV9311 – Insightful Reporting Using IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management
  • DMT 3722 – Learn to Use Rational Publishing Engine to Create Custom Reports from Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • Publish Your Rational DOORS Requirements with RPE

VoiCE at ICE 2016

IBM Reporting, Analytics, and Document Generation session is scheduled for 17th Nov from 1PM to 5PM.

The session will focus on the latest improvements for the Jazz Reporting Service and Publishing Engine and how self service reporting can better support project teams in your community.

Attend VoiCE to provide feedback, concerns and suggestions around reporting tools.

Create Template and Generate Document for JRS report

With continuation to Drag and drop template design in RPE 2.1, generate complex, high performance traceability documents in RPE using Jazz Report Server (JRS) report URL.

RPE template is generated on the fly and available for modification and document generation for the JRS report. The document specification is configured with Rest URL of the selected JRS report along with credentials for accessing the data source, allowing to single click document generation.

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Watch short video on generating document using JRS report URL in RPE Studio.

New in RPE 2.1 – Drag and Drop Template Design

With RPE 2.1, you could drag and drop the web resource URL from the application your are working, like DNG, RQM, RTC, Design Manager (6.0.2 and above only), JRS, onto RPE Studio editor and get a RPE template for the web resource.

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DNG Module – text requirement
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RPE Studio – resource confirmation

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Plan Ahead and Act Proficiently for Reporting

The material Einar Karlssen and I created for the Interconnect 2016 Plan Ahead and Act Proficiently for Reporting session is available on Slideshare in addition of being available via Interconnect Mobile Application

This alongside the best practice articles Kumar just posted can be used as a frame of reference for building documents with RPE.

Simplified access to JRS charts with RPE 2.0.1

In a previous post, How to embed JRS Charts in RPE Documents,  I described the procedure of including JRS charts in RPE documents.

The process is straightforward with one notable exception, providing the credentials for the image. RPE 2.0 and older do not support defining credentials for images so the workaround was to set the template credentials in the document specification.

With RPE 2.0.1 this is resolved as it is now possible to specify credentials for images and included files using the data source inheritance mechanism already used for Dynamic Data Sources.

This is applicable when accessing image and files from any data source but the most immediate use is for accessing JRS images.

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Inherited Data Source for Image

Taking an example the JRS example in the aforementioned post you need to set the Inherited Data Configuration property for all JRS charts to be the JRS data source you use to pull the textual data. You can safely remove the credentials set for template in the document specification.

If you only use the chart you need to add a data source so that the user can provide the credentials.