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Default variables populated by the report wizard for generating document style reports?


Donat Hutter (2153339) | asked Feb 12 '15, 3:11 p.m.
I'm creating a custom report template in RPE 1.3.
In the standard reports (e.g. printModuleBook.dta) I see quite a few external variables, which seems to be populated with context specific values by the report wizard (like author, _projectURI, _moduleURI, _useWordDOT, ...).

I try to understand, which variables are automatically filled with context specific data.
Is there some documentation available, which describes such default variables?
Thanks

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michele choban (1644) | answered Feb 12 '15, 3:48 p.m.

I've not found any documentation describing the specific variables used in that report, but here are a couple of good resources:

Look at "Configuring Rational Publishing Engine variables for the Report wizard" at https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RRCCustomRRDGReportsConfigurations

Prompting for variable values:  http://rpeactual.com/2011/12/05/prompting-for-variable-values/

Hope this helps a bit.

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Alastair Beadle (19411218) | answered Feb 13 '15, 3:38 a.m.
There is not much documentation in this area that I can find. However there are some hints that can be useful:

This does not describe those specific variables but does describe how such underscore prefixed external variables can be used to pass parameters from the wizard:
https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RRCCustomRRDGReportsConfigurations#Configuring_Rational_Publish_AN1

And this describes the general process of modifying those templates, with a brief mention to the URI external variables:
https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RRCModifyQuickPrintModuleRRDGReports

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