This is a simple CLI to export from the TWS database all job stream definitions in a text report. The entries in the file are separated by the character "|", that allows the import in a spreadsheet for later manipulation. The file is split in two parts. After you download both files you need to put them in the same directory in order to uncompress (you can use any tool that supports rar archives). After unzipping, you must edit the file TWSConn.properties in the directory TWSCLI\config to insert your connection properties... [More]
As you may be aware, there are some exciting changes in store for the next release of our IBM Service Management software to be called SmartCloud Control Desk . This product will be the next evolution of IBM Tivoli® Service Request Manager®, IBM Tivoli Change
and Configuration Management Database, IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT,
and IBM Tivoli Service
Manager Quick Install. If you're attending Pulse, you'll hear a lot more about the changes and you'll also hear more from IBM in the coming days. For this blog post, we're asking for... [More]
Pam Denny wrote an interesting blog post in the Asset Management blog about the Tivoli process automation engine 7.x reporting tools. Her post compares BIRT and Cognos for two of their reporting
components, which are Operational and Ad Hoc Reporting. For more information, see her post .
Over on the Asset Management blog, Pam Denny wrote a helpful post about how to include long descriptions in ad hoc reports . Click on over and read more if you would like to learn how to do this in your environment.
When disasters like the massive earthquake earlier this year
in Japan, or the deadly earthquake
that hit Haiti
in 2010, people and organizations from all over the world work together to help
and rebuild these devastated areas. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to help locally by
rebuilding houses for people in need thru Habitat thru Humanity. Recently, I worked with an amazing team of
individuals, including Power Company Employees, a school teacher, housewife,
retired architect, and high school teenagers, in rebuilding a... [More]
Choices. Every aspect
of our lives is packed with them.
Firefox, Chrome, Safari or IE? Small,
Medium, Large or Jumbo? Mouse or
touchpad? Apple pie – with or
without ice cream? Shoes, Sneakers or
flip flops? To tweet or not to
tweet? Keeping with that trend, we are now enabling you additional
choices for your development of V7 reports with the delivery of Portrait Report
Templates. Report Templates are one of a few different ways your report
developers can create custom reports in the Version 7 Report Design... [More]
As the building blocks to Version 7’s Ad hoc reporting tool,
QBR (Query Based Reporting), Report Object Structures (ROS) enable you to select fields
from multiple categories (objects) for your ad hoc reports. Additionally, ROS enable you to visualize application
categories and their parent/child relationships. These categories are displayed via a category
tree drilldown in the Select Tab of the QBR window in the top left hand
side. Depending on the products you are licensed for, you will
receive over 20 ROS out of the box.
This BiLog entry discusses
the key items to consider when defining maxrelationships in your ROS.
One of its major components is c ardinality, which is used to
define the type of the database relationship. In the case of reporting, there are two
types: One-to-one (1:1) or single
relationships, or One-to-many (1:N) or Multiple Relationships. To highlight the differences in cardinality, let’s use an
example from the Purchase Requisition application. The relationship between a Purchase
Requisition and a Company is a single... [More]
How many custom reports do you have? Do you have 25, 50 – or is your number in the
range of 100 to 250 custom reports? Or
are you in the category where you don’t know how many custom reports you have
because your users are creating their own uncontrolled reports in tools like
Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel? The topic of custom reports leads to a myriad of questions
including – - Is each custom
report utilized? - What determines if
a custom report is approved, and then developed? - Should super users be given database and... [More]
have questions on the future reporting direction of Maximo? Have you heard about V7RI for Maximo 6 but don't know what it is? Are you having problems locating the listing of delivered reports in the Version 7 releases? Is it
true you can edit a QBR report in the 7.5 releases? To get these and other Maximo reporting questions answered, please join Pam Denny on Tuesday, September 20th at 10am EST for 90 minutes of a live, interactive session on Maximo reporting. For more information, see Pam's post on the Asset Management blog.
In a new entry in the Asset Management blog, Pam Denny discusses the 80/20 rule of reports: 80% of your report processing is done by only 20% of your reports. To maximize performance, you want to identify those 20% of reports with the longest execution times, and then ensure they are maximized for performance efficiency. One way to do this is to schedule these reports to only be run during off-peak hours. For more information, see the original blog entry .