V71 Report Development Guide
How do I create reports in Version7?
To respond to today’s dynamic Business Environment critical business information needs to be immediately available. This business information can come in a variety of formats, and is often required as a report – either a formatted business report, known as an Enterprise report, or an Ad Hoc report which is created on the fly by users.
IBM Maximo ® includes an Open Reporting Architecture, which enables you a number of different reporting options to choose from. The report options have been significantly enhanced in Maximo 7 and include a wide range of reporting tools.
The embedded reporting tool in the Version 7 Releases is BIRT, Business Intelligence and Reporting. As the embedded reporting tool, it enables the deepest levels of integrations throughout the various Maximo applications.
This guide details the processes in developing BIRT Reports using the Report Designer. This includes how report designs are utilized in V7, including their file structure of design, library and property files. Additionally, information on customizing, importing, exporting and localization are discussed.
Also, references to other support documentation detailing common report development customizations, including report logging, implementing barcodes and changing report logos are referenced.
Note: This document is specific for the Version 7.1x releases. For access to all reporting documents, please access this site
(1) Updated report.xml example starting on page 85 (2) Added get(date) data set mapping on page 24