Generating model information reports with BIRT report designs

You generate BIRT-based UML and EMF model reports by creating and running report launch configurations that specify a BIRT report design.


To create and run a report launch configuration based on a BIRT report design:

  1. In the Modeling perspective, click Run > Report > Report Configurations.
  2. In the Report window, right-click the type of report to launch; then click New.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the new launch configuration.
  4. Specify the report to use:
    • To use a report that is provided with your IBM® product, select Built-In and click Browse to specify the name of the report.
    • To use a report from another source, select Location and click Workspace or File System to specify the location and report file name.

    When you select a report, the Data Sources field lists the data sources that are specified in the report. When you click a data source in the Data Sources field, the Instance Models field lists the associated instance models.

  5. To add a data source or instance model to include in the report, click in the Data Sources field or Instance Models field and click Add. To remove a data source or instance model, select it and click Remove.
  6. Define how to handle the report output:
    • Specify a location for the report output.
    • Select the report format. The available values are Microsoft Word (DOC), WWW hypertext (HTML), Adobe Reader (PDF),Postscript (PS), Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT), and Microsoft Excel (XLS). The Microsoft Word format is compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 and later.
    • Select whether to overwrite existing files in the report location without a warning.
  7. To set values for the parameters that the report includes, click the Parameters tab and click Set Values. When you open this window for the first time, it displays the default values for the parameters in the report.
  8. To generate a report with a report design that depends on a corresponding transformation, click the Transform tab and select the transformation. Note that the page displays only registered transformations. For an example of a report that uses a transformation, see the tutorial "Generate a report for a UML model."
  9. To specify how to save, display, and launch the report configuration, click the Common tab. Note that you can save the report configuration as a shared file with launch as the file name extension.
  10. To generate the report, click Report.


When the publishing process is complete, the report is displayed automatically if the appropriate program is available on your computer.

You can access the report directly from the location that you specified for the report output.