Reporting across projects and products using the IBM Jazz Reporting Service
Do you have data that is spread across many lifecycle tools and projects around your company? You can aggregate all that data and show it in reports in a single view in a Jazz dashboard.
There are two different types of data sources with the Jazz Reporting Service. With IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), the data source is the data warehouse; with Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM), the data source is the Lifecycle Query Engine.
Using the Jazz Reporting Service, you can report on the data in a number of different ways. You have the freedom to select an out-of-the-box report or to build a report that shows the information you chose. You can then share the information in a number of different ways, including:
The standard navigation for the IBM Jazz Reporting Service has three main sections. To use the Jazz Reporting Service, you can select the USE icon to see the list of out-of-the-box and previously shared reports. BUILD is where you construct the report. Individual users can see the reports that they created and saved in the MY STUFF area.
To create your own custom report showing specific data that you want to analyze, review, or share, you select BUILD from the main navigation page. The first questions to ask when building your report are:
1. What data do you care about?
2. What domains, projects, or lifecycle tools contain the data that you want?
3. What type of artifact do you want to collect data about?
For example, you might want to know about work items across a couple of key projects that you manage. So you choose Work Item in the Artifact Types section on the Choose data page.
In the Projects section, you see a list of projects that you have access to. You can select as many projects as you want, for one or several projects. You can see your selections as you go in the MY CHOICES panel on the right.
You can refine the artifact data by selecting specific attributes. So you get all the data about work items across the selected projects. To focus on certain work item details, apply attribute filters that show only the selected attributes of the artifact type (in this case, work item). The following screen shows specific severity levels and status values for the work item artifacts.
You can preview the results based on the choices you made, and then you can format the information by adding columns and changing heading details.
When you have a completed report, it is added to the MY STUFF section and, if you made it public in the visibility option, others can see it in the list. You can share the results by:
Before you create a report, consider asking yourself those three numbered key questions in the middle of this blog. Then start building your own reports using the Jazz Reporting Service.
Patti Hiscock, Information Developer, Jazz Reporting Service
Note: Document style reports are with Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager