Report Generator is an extension developed by Softacus. The extension is able to start the generation of a document from a DOORS Next Generation mini dashboard what gives us possibilities to enhance any of the Rational Publishing Engine Templates and make the generating more user-friendly.
As you can see in the picture on the left, the widget is looking simple – containing only a dropdown selection of Baseline to be compared with current configuration (configuration in which user currently is) and “Generate Report” button to start generating.
Explanation and features
The extension was developed especially for printing documents, including a comparison section of the same document (module) in two different configurations (stream to baseline, baseline to baseline), which corresponds to the appearance of the user interface.
Cooperation with RPE MPT and Future Possibilities
As mentioned, the purpose of this extension is to make generating documents more flexible and easier for all of the users. In cooperation with Rational Publishing Engine Multiple-Purpose Template it can provide the following possibilities:
- select different DNG attributes to print for different artifact types based on the view
- choose if attribute shall be printed with or without Attribute Name
- choose the formatting of attribute Name (bold or not bold)
- choose the formatting of attribute Value (bold or not bold)
- printing attributes in the table
- define the table properties (columns width, names of the attributes – can be different than in DNG)
- filter artifacts
All of the mentioned possibilities (except the last one) are already implemented in Rational Publishing Engine Multiple-Purpose Template, but they must be defined via RPE MPT Command described here.
The Widget has a checkbox selection in which you can select if you want to print the comparison section in the document. Currently, you can compare Stream with Baseline or Baseline with baseline and it will be printed at the end of the document under the heading which content can be adapted for you.
In the picture below, please see an example of compare section in the generated document:
This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.
Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.
Contact us, Support, Modifications
Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.