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Steps to extend RTC to show custom reports on dashboard


Reedy Feggins (642) | asked Nov 19 '09, 11:47 a.m.
Folks,

Working with a customer that would like to see several custom reports on the RTC dashboards.

1. Have already worked with IBM Development to create 2 sample reports using Birt Report Designer
2. Have already gotten assistance from IBM Development to create the appropriate jar file

Need to understand the steps to extend RTC in customer environment (RTC 2.0, Tomcat, Windows 2003 server)

Would also like to try steps out on my local RTC instance Tomcat Windows XP

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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James Moody (3.3k24) | answered Nov 19 '09, 2:23 p.m.
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On 11/19/2009 11:53 AM, rfeggins wrote:
Folks,

Working with a customer that would like to see several custom reports
on the RTC dashboards.

1. Have already worked with IBM Development to create 2 sample reports
using Birt Report Designer
2. Have already gotten assistance from IBM Development to create the
appropriate jar file

Need to understand the steps to extend RTC in customer environment
(RTC 2.0, Tomcat, Windows 2003 server)

Would also like to try steps out on my local RTC instance Tomcat
Windows XP

Any help would be greatly appreciated


Hi Reedy,

So the general steps to get this working, assuming a Tomcat installation
like you have, are:

1. Set up a development environment (which you'll already have if you
have created the dashboard viewlet plug-in).
2. Create a new feature (e.g. com.my.feature) that contains your viewlet
plug-in.
3. Create a new Update Site project (e.g. called "MyUpdateSite". Add
your feature to the update site.
4. Right-click on site-xml and generate the update site.
5. Copy the update site into your server somewhere, e.g. into
%INSTALL_LOCATION%\jazz\server.
6. Create an .ini file to provision your update site, with the following
contents:

url=file:../MyUpdateSite
featureid=com.my.feature

Put this file in
%INSTALL_LOCATION%\jazz\server\conf\jazz\provision_profiles.
7. Restart your server.

The plug-in should be provisioned. Also, since you're developing
dashboard viewlets, make sure the appropriate report templates are
deployed with the correct identifiers, otherwise the viewlets won't show up.

Hope this helps.

james
RTC Reports Team Lead

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