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Custom Birt Reports installed in RTC - where are they stored on the server?

Lora Estey (7331920) | asked Jan 08 '14, 9:35 a.m.
Someone that has left our company made some customized reports/widgets. I'm trying to reverse engineer them but am not having luck.
I would like to see exactly what the .rptdesign file was when it was installed as report resource.
Where would I find these?

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Alanna Zito (1.3k3) | answered Jan 08 '14, 11:40 a.m.
Hi Lora,

Check out Rafik's answer to this question for instructions on how to download a report design file from the server.
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Kevin Ramer commented Jan 08 '14, 12:36 p.m. | edited Jan 08 '14, 12:38 p.m.

I will vouch for this method !  But I'll provide a tip to focus on the reports modified by a particular user.

In the URL that helps you locate the resources I'd suggest using something like:

https://server:port/ .... reports.ReportDescriptor[modifiedBy/name='Your User' or modifiedBy/name='Some Other User']/(id|name|modified|modifiedBy/name|contents[key='']/(key|value/contentId))

You can elide the " or modified/by='Some Other User' " if there's only one you're interested in finding. That way you won't have to weed through lots of XML to find what you might need.

Lora Estey commented Jan 08 '14, 3:26 p.m.

Thank you, these worked great!  

Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk commented Jan 09 '14, 3:23 a.m.

Thanks Alana and Rafik :) I really didn't know that it is possible.

Aliaksei Gizheuski commented Feb 06 '14, 9:42 a.m.


Could you PLEASE provide some example link without placeholders.
I don't understand the notation :(

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Lora Estey (7331920) | answered Feb 06 '14, 3:24 p.m.
Here is how I did it with concrete examples

Lets say I have a Project called "LoraProject" and a Report Resource with the identifier 'defect.outstanding'
I want the XML of the report design.

I paste the following into my browser

https://thenameofmyserver:9443/ccm/rpt/repository/generic?fields=generic/[projectArea/name='LoraProject' and id='defect.outstanding']/(id|contents[key='']/(key|value/contentId)) 

and I see:
<generic Version="1.0.0" rel="next" href="https://thenameofmyserver:9443/ccm/rpt/repository/generic?">

So what I wanted out of all of that was this:


So that I can put it into this link.


Then when I copy this into my browser I get the xml needed!

Aliaksei Gizheuski commented Feb 07 '14, 6:36 a.m.

Hi Lora,

Thank you very-very much!
I thought those brackets are kind of templates, but they are mandatory URL parts :)

Best wishes,
Aliaksei Gizheuski

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