New & Noteworthy for Jazz Reporting Service 6.0.6

Lifecycle Query Engine New metric available to count requirements

Lifecycle Query Engine now has a metric available called Total by Identifier. This metric counts requirements by ID instead of by URL so that you can count distinct requirements regardless of the module that contains them.
Technology preview of the property graph solution

You can now try out the technology preview of a new Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) solution in your test environments. By using the JanusGraph property graph technology, LQE now offers scalability and adapts to a growing data and user base.

IMPORTANT: This technology preview is only for evaluation purposes. Do not use it on production servers or with large repositories.

For more information, see the Technology preview: Lifecycle Query Engine with property graph technology article.
Report Builder Grouping reports into folders

You can now organize your reports by grouping them into folders and subfolders. You can still group reports by tag as well.
You can create folders, move folders or reports into folders, and pick the folder where you want to create a report.

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Multiple Y axes within a chart for easier viewing

When viewing bar or line graphs that have very different value ranges, the graph with the smaller value range is drawn like a straight line closest to the X axis. Sometimes it can be hard to see the trend and variation of the line graph.

To enhance the visualization in these cases, you can now use a second Y axis with a different scale for most of the existing charts (except the pie chart). Try the second Y axis to magnify the graph items with the smaller value range. Alternatively, you can move the group of graphs with the larger value range to the second Y scale and leave the graphs with the smaller value range using the standard Y axis.

When the chart orientation is vertical, the second Y axis is located on the right side of the chart.
When the chart orientation is horizontal, the second Y axis is located at the top.

The graph items that use the second Y axis are shown with a different color in the legend, in the value string of the tooltip of the bar and line graph, and the bar label in the bar chart.

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New default settings for Word and PDF export

Two new parameters are now available, which you can set when you export a report.
  • Orientation: You can set this to Landscape or Portrait, which is the default.
  • Font size: Possible values are Large, Medium (the default) and Small.
The defaults for both values are the settings that were used in 6.0.5.

You can configure these values either when you export a report or when you schedule a report to run.

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Scheduling a report to run

You can now schedule reports to run automatically at different frequencies, such as One Time, Daily, Weekly, Monthly. Then, you can export the report to the format you need, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PDF, or HTML.

To schedule a report, click Schedule.

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On the Create Schedule page you can create the schedule by filling in the required details. You can view the report filter details in the Report Details section at the right.

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In the All schedules tab, you can view the schedules created so far and edit, modify, or delete any schedule.

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In the All results tab, you can see the results of all the scheduled exports. You can download any result or delete it.

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Status Group Category renamed to Resolution Status for data warehouse work item reports

The Status Group Category Work Item field is renamed to Resolution Status. This field has three possible values:  resolved, unresolved, and unassigned.
Additionally, the Work Item field named Status Group Category is now re-introduced. This field is consistent with the RTC Work Item Status Group Category that is used to break down work items into open, in progress, and closed statuses.

The change does not affect reports already using the Status Group Category field. Users will need to delete the old field and then add it back.

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