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Unable to get actual values for custom attributes in the BIRT report


Pravin Patil (104139133) | asked May 25 '15, 1:00 p.m.

Hi, I followed all the steps mentioned at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/create-custom-reports-birt-rtc/. Now when I run the report (to display the MAIN dataset) it gives me ID of the attribute and not the actual value. For e.g. I have one of enumeration called "Change Type, id=change_type. In report, I get its value as change_value_literal.l7 whereas I want the actual value like "Individual Change".

Please suggest. What is the proper way of getting actual values of custom attributes in BIRT reports.

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Tiago Moura (8387) | answered May 25 '15, 1:12 p.m.
I didn't check if the answers here are right, but on this question you can find a lot of discussion about reporting custom enumerations.

Remember, before create a new question always search for it, often someone already asked.

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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered May 26 '15, 2:19 a.m.
If you have read the developerWorks article, I assume that you have already read the three-part series mentioned in the "prerequisite" section, particularly "Part 3. Advanced reporting techniques".
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/10/creatingcustomreportswithbirtandrtc-part3/index.html
Do you have any difficulties in understanding the concept of using scripted variables to map the enumeration literals to the IDs?

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