Is there any more extensive documentation on how to actually create a shared report in Team Server 17.0? It would be nice to have documentation on how to go through the 4 steps in the report creation process to detail exactly how to create the components of the report. Documentation with a tutorial/example would be a nice touch.
Larry, have you reviewed our documentation on generating a report in Team Server?
Yes, I have actually looked at that documentation. However, as I'm sure you know if you've looked at the documentation, the documentation is quite often incomplete, unclear or incorrect. I have created a report based on the Connect Model. I am trying to print the list of terms in a glossary and show who created/updated the term and when. In my Level 1 group, I have the glossary name and the create and modify dates. Only if I choose Default format for the dates do they show up and then it's with the timestamp. Whenever I use a date format for the dates, it only shows a single hyphen - not the date value. For the details, I am showing Term Name, description, modifier name, and create and modified dates. The dates do not show any value, regardless of the format I use, including default.
When I try to save the report, it just says "Failed to save the report. Publish failed." but gives no indication as to why the save failed.
I think this tool holds a lot of potential benefit for us, but they just don't make it easy to figure out how to get things done.
Hi Larry. The embedded report writer is the Pentaho report writer framework. When I have encountered a report save error in the past, it's generally when the report specifications haven't been completed. It can be useful to use the preview to see what the report looks like when you are working on it, to ensure the information you want is there. If you are having formatting difficulties, you may wish to download the report in excel format, then apply special formatting to cells there.
Hi Ron. We are building a business glossary and to date, only a few folks have permission to add/update those business terms. What we are wanting to do is expand that, yet we need to understand what is being changed and by who over a period of time so that we can review those changes and ensure accuracy. The report generation seems logical to use, yet we continue to have challenges including using the dates and the failure to save the report. Are you able to write a report that allows you to enter a from and to date along with a Term Entity Type, and spit out specifics that include Create Date, Created by, Edited By, Edit Date (if applicable)? Appreciate any additional help you can provide.