Tips for generating model reports

The following tips provide helpful information for generating UML and EMF model reports, as well as some troubleshooting information.
Generating reports for multiple models at the same time
You can generate BIRT reports for multiple models at the same time. In the Modeling perspective, click Run > Report > Report Configurations, and specify the models in the Instance Models field. For more information, see the topic "Generating model information reports with BIRT report designs."
Generating reports on subsets of UML models
Currently, there is no general way to limit the scope of a BIRT report to a subset of a UML model file when you generate a report.
You can, however, request your report designer to define a report parameter that accepts information such as the name of an element, and to use the parameter in the report design so that it is possible to limit the scope of the generated report.
Common cause of slow performance for report generation
The speed of report generation depends mostly on the size of the model for which you are generating a report.
In addition, generating a report opens and loads all the fragments in a model. It might take a while to generate reports for models that include many fragments.
Common cause of HTML markup in model documentation in reports
HTML markup can be generated if the model documentation is formatted with rich text. Ask the report designer to ensure that the report design uses a dynamic text element to display the model documentation.
Common cause of prompts to install unavailable fonts
You might receive a prompt to install unavailable fonts if the report designer used the default font for elements in the RPTDESIGN file. For example, users of reports written in the Japanese language can be prompted to download a Chinese font.
To resolve this issue, ask the report designer to specify fonts by name for all report elements, or to set fonts to "automatic."