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Export work item into a word doc or PDF


Adam Dilling (1124) | asked Mar 02 '17, 11:56 a.m.

Is there a good solution for exporting specific content from a RTC work item into a word document or PDF file. The print feature extracts everything from the work item and layout is not neat for pasting to a document so a better solution would include building a script that would extract defined data fields and build a report that could be saved as a pdf or doc file. This would provide an offline summary of a work item externally. Has anyone implemented something like this?

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Alan Sampson (93729) | answered Mar 02 '17, 12:11 p.m.
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Adam Dilling commented Mar 02 '17, 12:22 p.m.

Thanks, for my specific use case I am trying to build a report from a single work item not from the results of a query and would like to include content that may not be available in a simple query (discussion history for example). Hoping someone may be some tool or example code that has been used to export into a formatted document to eliminate the manual manipulation by the user.


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Subramanya Prasad Pilar (4.5k14) | answered Mar 02 '17, 12:36 p.m.

One option is to create a report template using Rational Publishing Engine and import it in RTC. You can generate Word, PDF or HTML reports through RTC based on the template designed.
https://jazz.net/help-dev/clm/topic/com.ibm.rational.rrdg.usage.doc/topics/t_author_docstyle_report.html

Link to a very basic template (.dta file) can be found in https://jazz.net/forum/questions/234776/how-can-i-use-rpe-to-report-on-a-single-rtc-work-item


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ManuelPaz Arriba (11) | answered Nov 02 '19, 10:10 a.m.
My preferred solution for exporting work items content to PDF or MS Word is to go via an HTML export as intermediate step. For getting a PDF I simply use an online converter.

There are quite many around for free, so you can either google or check out https://converter.page/ where find an good overview for many problems. Both, html to PDF and also .docx should be supported.

Using HTML as intermediate format should give a better result than using CSV.


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