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Can I have a dashboard that provides an aggregated view of 2 project areas having same workitem type and workflow in RTC?


Pradnya Raste (351624) | asked Oct 09 '13, 6:07 a.m.
retagged Oct 11 '13, 1:34 p.m. by Ralph Earle (25739)

Hi,

I need to know if i can have an overall dashboard showing a view of data filled in 2 project areas having same work item type?

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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Oct 09 '13, 6:42 a.m.
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edited Oct 09 '13, 6:44 a.m.
when you speak about same workflow and same work item type across these projects, if you intend to have only ONE viewlet showing ALL these work items, i guess you are actually looking for a query which could fetch work items from multiple project areas.  Once you have such a query, you can just add any work item statistics viewlet and set it up with that query...

 If this is the case, you have hit an enhancement request :
       Support work item queries across project areas (94575)

Looking at it from the other side, if you wanted to use multiple queries for the same dashboard viewlet, I am afraid you have again hit a enhancement :
      Combine 2 or more queries from different project areas in different repositories into one viewlet (100689)

But reports could be a good alternative and are discussed in :
      https://jazz.net/forum/questions/30147/cross-project-query

hope this helps.

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Pradnya Raste commented Oct 09 '13, 6:47 a.m.

Yes the need is somewhat same.

For instance : I have project A & B and defects logged in both these project areas.

Now my manager wants to see the overall view of his engagement which has these 2 projects. He wants to know the Total list of defects, break up as per priority, modules etc.

Can i have 1 widget consolidating these 2 projects?


Dinesh Kumar B commented Oct 09 '13, 7:02 a.m. | edited Oct 09 '13, 7:07 a.m.
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ok, then you could follow either or both the discussions :
       Support work item queries across project areas (94575)
       Combine 2 or more queries from different project areas in different repositories into one viewlet (100689)

you can add your comments as well if you see its different

once you have a report with the required data set, you can run it through a dashboard widget.  One widget would then cover multiple projects...
and like mentioned by Krzysztof above, BIRT is a good solution you can explore.
Some useful link to get started is:
https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/ReportsCreatingANewReport20
http://jazz.net/library/video/285

Once you have the report created, you can use a single widget to display the report.


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Aradhya K (1.4k54345) | answered Oct 09 '13, 6:32 a.m.
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 You can configure the widgets in the same dashboard to fetch the data from different project areas.
So in a single dashboard tab there could be 2 work item statistics widgets fetching data from 2 different project areas.

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Ralph Earle commented Oct 11 '13, 1:34 p.m.
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This Help topic shows how configure a dashboard with widgets from 2 or more project areas: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clmhelp/v4r0m4/index.jsp?re=1&topic=/com.ibm.jazz.dashboard.doc/topics/t_add_viewlet_xrepos.html&scope=null 


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Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk (7.4k475103) | answered Oct 09 '13, 6:42 a.m.
hi Prandya,
If you want to see the data from 2 project areas in one dashboard, you need to create a report using BIRT or RRDI/Insight. These frameworks allows combining the data from different project areas.

Anyway what kind of data exactly you want display?

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