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[ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48159] Mon, 04 August 2008 23:18 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through the
Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I have been
able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed that it does
not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.

I reported the bug
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the lack
of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was no
support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
newsgroup if this is a problem or not?

Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
coded? How would that work at deploy time?

thanks for any clarification,
John
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48221 is a reply to message #48159] Tue, 05 August 2008 23:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Hi John,
Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce this.
I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
-----Tim-----

John E. Conlon wrote:
> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through the
> Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I have been
> able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed that it does
> not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>
> I reported the bug
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the lack
> of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was no
> support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
> newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>
> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>
> thanks for any clarification,
> John
>
>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48281 is a reply to message #48221] Wed, 06 August 2008 03:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

Hi Tim,

Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?

John
Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce this. I
> will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
> -----Tim-----
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through
>> the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I have
>> been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed that
>> it does not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>
>> I reported the bug
>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was
>> no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
>> newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>
>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>
>> thanks for any clarification,
>> John
>>
>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48308 is a reply to message #48281] Wed, 06 August 2008 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Hi John,
If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles, then
a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the subject
and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I have not used
Connection Profiles and Properties before so am speaking without
experience).
Thanks.
-----Tim------

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>
> John
> Tim Myer wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce this.
>> I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
>> -----Tim-----
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through
>>> the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I
>>> have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed
>>> that it does not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>>
>>> I reported the bug
>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was
>>> no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
>>> newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>
>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>
>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>> John
>>>
>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48338 is a reply to message #48308] Wed, 06 August 2008 14:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

Hi Tim,

Well they can stand alone but both are needed.

I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as well.

cheers,
John

Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles, then
> a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the subject
> and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I have not used
> Connection Profiles and Properties before so am speaking without
> experience).
> Thanks.
> -----Tim------
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>
>> John
>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
>>> -----Tim-----
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through
>>>> the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I
>>>> have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed
>>>> that it does not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>>>
>>>> I reported the bug
>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was
>>>> no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask
>>>> the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>
>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>>>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>
>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48430 is a reply to message #48338] Thu, 07 August 2008 21:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

Hi Tim,

Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
to ask for addition of Connection Properties.

thanks,
John


John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>
> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as well.

>
> cheers,
> John
>
> Tim Myer wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
>> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
>> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles,
>> then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the
>> subject and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I have
>> not used Connection Profiles and Properties before so am speaking
>> without experience).
>> Thanks.
>> -----Tim------
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>>
>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>
>>> John
>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>> Hi John,
>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>
>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>
>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there
>>>>> was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to
>>>>> ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>
>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>>>>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>> John
>>>>>
>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48540 is a reply to message #48430] Fri, 08 August 2008 05:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Hi John,
Terrific. Much appreciated.
I have started looking into an implementation for this. I'll try to get
something into CVS this weekend and to fit your scenario.
------Tim------

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>
> thanks,
> John
>
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>
>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>> well.
>
>>
>> cheers,
>> John
>>
>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
>>> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
>>> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles,
>>> then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the
>>> subject and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I
>>> have not used Connection Profiles and Properties before so am
>>> speaking without experience).
>>> Thanks.
>>> -----Tim------
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>
>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>> soon.
>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>
>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there
>>>>>> was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to
>>>>>> ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>> John
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48719 is a reply to message #48540] Mon, 11 August 2008 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Hi John,
I made some good progress on this over the weekend but did not get the
changes checked in yet. I will update the posting when the code is in
so you can see if the implementation fits your needs.
-----Tim-----

Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> Terrific. Much appreciated.
> I have started looking into an implementation for this. I'll try to get
> something into CVS this weekend and to fit your scenario.
> ------Tim------
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
>> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>>
>> thanks,
>> John
>>
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>>
>>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>>
>>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>>> well.
>>
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> John
>>>
>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>> Hi John,
>>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes".
>>>> If Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if
>>>> Connection Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection
>>>> Profiles, then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my
>>>> thought on the subject and I would be interested to hear others
>>>> (especially as I have not used Connection Profiles and Properties
>>>> before so am speaking without experience).
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> -----Tim------
>>>>
>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>>
>>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>>
>>>>> John
>>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>>> soon.
>>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>>
>>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding
>>>>>>> the lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that
>>>>>>> there was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was
>>>>>>> best to ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>>> John
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #48958 is a reply to message #48719] Fri, 15 August 2008 04:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Hi John,
A quick update on this: I believe the bits are ready to get this feature
working as you have requested. Unfortunately, the change will break
existing reports because of the way we currently store our properties
and the way we put the file URI in those properties. I will need to get
Jeff's second pair of eyes on my code to make sure everything looks good
before checking in and to make sure he is comfortable committing
breaking changes.
These are the latest changes. Please let me know if they sound like
what you need:
1. It is possible to create a Connection Profile for the Ecore ODA data
source. The Connection Profile stores the URI for the ecore file.
2. It is now possible to use BIRT property binding to dynamically set
the URI of the ecore model (the data source property is exposed publicly).
3. There is now a 3rd option on the data source selection dialog page
that allows a user to configure a literal URI for the ecore model (as
well as options for using a filesystem or workspace resource, which are
browsable as Ed Merks noted in another thread).

Note that I have not exposed the DataSet properties (the queryString or
the column list) for dynamic property binding. This would represent
another breaking change if the feature were requested in the future.

One thing -- I would probably ask for your help in verifying that the
implementation does what you expect, as I am not sure how I would set up
a functional test case for the Connection Profile or Connection
Properties features.
Let me know if it sounds like these features suit your needs.
Thanks for your patience.

-----Tim------


Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> I made some good progress on this over the weekend but did not get the
> changes checked in yet. I will update the posting when the code is in
> so you can see if the implementation fits your needs.
> -----Tim-----
>
> Tim Myer wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Terrific. Much appreciated.
>> I have started looking into an implementation for this. I'll try to
>> get something into CVS this weekend and to fit your scenario.
>> ------Tim------
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>>
>>> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
>>> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>> John
>>>
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>
>>>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>>>
>>>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>>>> well.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> cheers,
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes".
>>>>> If Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if
>>>>> Connection Properties are only useful in conjunction with
>>>>> Connection Profiles, then a separate bug might be in order. That's
>>>>> just my thought on the subject and I would be interested to hear
>>>>> others (especially as I have not used Connection Profiles and
>>>>> Properties before so am speaking without experience).
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>> -----Tim------
>>>>>
>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> John
>>>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>>>> soon.
>>>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA
>>>>>>>> Ecore. While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA
>>>>>>>> Ecore I have noticed that it does not support Connection
>>>>>>>> Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding
>>>>>>>> the lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that
>>>>>>>> there was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was
>>>>>>>> best to ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>>>> John
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #49191 is a reply to message #48430] Fri, 22 August 2008 14:33 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Hi John,
I have checked the bits into CVS for the both the main project in the
incubator and for the backport in the attic. Please be aware that there
were some changes made that will affect existing reports:

1. the Model file location is now stored directly as a URI
2. the property for this URI has been renamed
3. Column Selections are contained in a single property (instead of in
properties with increasing numbers)
4. the name of the Column Selection property has been changed.

Hopefully these fixes will not be too disruptive to existing reports and
the benefit of dynamic property binding will outweigh the inconvenience
of either manually editing existing reports or re-creating those reports.
Let us know if you see anything else that should be changed. Thanks!
------Tim------

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>
> thanks,
> John
>
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>
>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>> well.
>
>>
>> cheers,
>> John
>>
>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
>>> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
>>> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles,
>>> then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the
>>> subject and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I
>>> have not used Connection Profiles and Properties before so am
>>> speaking without experience).
>>> Thanks.
>>> -----Tim------
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>
>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>> soon.
>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>
>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there
>>>>>> was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to
>>>>>> ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>> John
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592435 is a reply to message #48159] Tue, 05 August 2008 23:54 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
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Member
Hi John,
Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce this.
I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
-----Tim-----

John E. Conlon wrote:
> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through the
> Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I have been
> able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed that it does
> not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>
> I reported the bug
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the lack
> of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was no
> support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
> newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>
> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>
> thanks for any clarification,
> John
>
>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592459 is a reply to message #48221] Wed, 06 August 2008 03:56 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

Hi Tim,

Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?

John
Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce this. I
> will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
> -----Tim-----
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through
>> the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I have
>> been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed that
>> it does not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>
>> I reported the bug
>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was
>> no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
>> newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>
>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>
>> thanks for any clarification,
>> John
>>
>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592466 is a reply to message #48281] Wed, 06 August 2008 13:17 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
Messages: 81
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Member
Hi John,
If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles, then
a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the subject
and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I have not used
Connection Profiles and Properties before so am speaking without
experience).
Thanks.
-----Tim------

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>
> John
> Tim Myer wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce this.
>> I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
>> -----Tim-----
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through
>>> the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I
>>> have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed
>>> that it does not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>>
>>> I reported the bug
>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was
>>> no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask the
>>> newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>
>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>
>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>> John
>>>
>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592478 is a reply to message #48308] Wed, 06 August 2008 14:13 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

Hi Tim,

Well they can stand alone but both are needed.

I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as well.

cheers,
John

Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles, then
> a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the subject
> and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I have not used
> Connection Profiles and Properties before so am speaking without
> experience).
> Thanks.
> -----Tim------
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>
>> John
>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
>>> -----Tim-----
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going through
>>>> the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore. While I
>>>> have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I have noticed
>>>> that it does not support Connection Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>>>
>>>> I reported the bug
>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there was
>>>> no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to ask
>>>> the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>
>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>>>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>
>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592514 is a reply to message #48338] Thu, 07 August 2008 21:10 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: jconlon.apache.org

Hi Tim,

Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
to ask for addition of Connection Properties.

thanks,
John


John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>
> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as well.

>
> cheers,
> John
>
> Tim Myer wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
>> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
>> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles,
>> then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the
>> subject and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I have
>> not used Connection Profiles and Properties before so am speaking
>> without experience).
>> Thanks.
>> -----Tim------
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>>
>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>
>>> John
>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>> Hi John,
>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it soon.
>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>
>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>
>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there
>>>>> was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to
>>>>> ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>
>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be hard
>>>>> coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>> John
>>>>>
>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592550 is a reply to message #48430] Fri, 08 August 2008 05:41 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
Messages: 81
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi John,
Terrific. Much appreciated.
I have started looking into an implementation for this. I'll try to get
something into CVS this weekend and to fit your scenario.
------Tim------

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>
> thanks,
> John
>
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>
>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>> well.
>
>>
>> cheers,
>> John
>>
>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
>>> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
>>> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles,
>>> then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the
>>> subject and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I
>>> have not used Connection Profiles and Properties before so am
>>> speaking without experience).
>>> Thanks.
>>> -----Tim------
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>
>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>> soon.
>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>
>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there
>>>>>> was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to
>>>>>> ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>> John
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592616 is a reply to message #48540] Mon, 11 August 2008 15:55 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
Messages: 81
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi John,
I made some good progress on this over the weekend but did not get the
changes checked in yet. I will update the posting when the code is in
so you can see if the implementation fits your needs.
-----Tim-----

Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> Terrific. Much appreciated.
> I have started looking into an implementation for this. I'll try to get
> something into CVS this weekend and to fit your scenario.
> ------Tim------
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
>> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>>
>> thanks,
>> John
>>
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>>
>>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>>
>>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>>> well.
>>
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> John
>>>
>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>> Hi John,
>>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes".
>>>> If Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if
>>>> Connection Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection
>>>> Profiles, then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my
>>>> thought on the subject and I would be interested to hear others
>>>> (especially as I have not used Connection Profiles and Properties
>>>> before so am speaking without experience).
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> -----Tim------
>>>>
>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>>
>>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>>
>>>>> John
>>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>>> soon.
>>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>>
>>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding
>>>>>>> the lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that
>>>>>>> there was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was
>>>>>>> best to ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>>> John
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592705 is a reply to message #48719] Fri, 15 August 2008 04:58 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
Messages: 81
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi John,
A quick update on this: I believe the bits are ready to get this feature
working as you have requested. Unfortunately, the change will break
existing reports because of the way we currently store our properties
and the way we put the file URI in those properties. I will need to get
Jeff's second pair of eyes on my code to make sure everything looks good
before checking in and to make sure he is comfortable committing
breaking changes.
These are the latest changes. Please let me know if they sound like
what you need:
1. It is possible to create a Connection Profile for the Ecore ODA data
source. The Connection Profile stores the URI for the ecore file.
2. It is now possible to use BIRT property binding to dynamically set
the URI of the ecore model (the data source property is exposed publicly).
3. There is now a 3rd option on the data source selection dialog page
that allows a user to configure a literal URI for the ecore model (as
well as options for using a filesystem or workspace resource, which are
browsable as Ed Merks noted in another thread).

Note that I have not exposed the DataSet properties (the queryString or
the column list) for dynamic property binding. This would represent
another breaking change if the feature were requested in the future.

One thing -- I would probably ask for your help in verifying that the
implementation does what you expect, as I am not sure how I would set up
a functional test case for the Connection Profile or Connection
Properties features.
Let me know if it sounds like these features suit your needs.
Thanks for your patience.

-----Tim------


Tim Myer wrote:
> Hi John,
> I made some good progress on this over the weekend but did not get the
> changes checked in yet. I will update the posting when the code is in
> so you can see if the implementation fits your needs.
> -----Tim-----
>
> Tim Myer wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Terrific. Much appreciated.
>> I have started looking into an implementation for this. I'll try to
>> get something into CVS this weekend and to fit your scenario.
>> ------Tim------
>>
>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>>
>>> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
>>> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>> John
>>>
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>
>>>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>>>
>>>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>>>> well.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> cheers,
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes".
>>>>> If Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if
>>>>> Connection Properties are only useful in conjunction with
>>>>> Connection Profiles, then a separate bug might be in order. That's
>>>>> just my thought on the subject and I would be interested to hear
>>>>> others (especially as I have not used Connection Profiles and
>>>>> Properties before so am speaking without experience).
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>> -----Tim------
>>>>>
>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> John
>>>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>>>> soon.
>>>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA
>>>>>>>> Ecore. While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA
>>>>>>>> Ecore I have noticed that it does not support Connection
>>>>>>>> Profiles nor Connection Properties.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding
>>>>>>>> the lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that
>>>>>>>> there was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was
>>>>>>>> best to ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>>>> John
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
Re: [ODA Ecore] Connection Profiles and Connection Properties [message #592827 is a reply to message #48430] Fri, 22 August 2008 14:33 Go to previous message
Tim Myer is currently offline Tim MyerFriend
Messages: 81
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi John,
I have checked the bits into CVS for the both the main project in the
incubator and for the backport in the attic. Please be aware that there
were some changes made that will affect existing reports:

1. the Model file location is now stored directly as a URI
2. the property for this URI has been renamed
3. Column Selections are contained in a single property (instead of in
properties with increasing numbers)
4. the name of the Column Selection property has been changed.

Hopefully these fixes will not be too disruptive to existing reports and
the benefit of dynamic property binding will outweigh the inconvenience
of either manually editing existing reports or re-creating those reports.
Let us know if you see anything else that should be changed. Thanks!
------Tim------

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> Opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243499
> to ask for addition of Connection Properties.
>
> thanks,
> John
>
>
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>>
>> Well they can stand alone but both are needed.
>>
>> I will open a bug for an enhancement to add Connection Properties as
>> well.
>
>>
>> cheers,
>> John
>>
>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> If they represent 2 independent features, then I would say "yes". If
>>> Connection Profiles require Connection Properties, and if Connection
>>> Properties are only useful in conjunction with Connection Profiles,
>>> then a separate bug might be in order. That's just my thought on the
>>> subject and I would be interested to hear others (especially as I
>>> have not used Connection Profiles and Properties before so am
>>> speaking without experience).
>>> Thanks.
>>> -----Tim------
>>>
>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>>
>>>> Shall I open a bug for the lack of Connection Properties as well?
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>> Tim Myer wrote:
>>>>> Hi John,
>>>>> Thanks very much for the use case and for the steps to reproduce
>>>>> this. I will be looking into the bug you filed and will update it
>>>>> soon.
>>>>> -----Tim-----
>>>>>
>>>>> John E. Conlon wrote:
>>>>>> As I am just coming up to speed with BIRT, I have been going
>>>>>> through the Field Guild Book as I am working with the ODA Ecore.
>>>>>> While I have been able to generate reports with the ODA Ecore I
>>>>>> have noticed that it does not support Connection Profiles nor
>>>>>> Connection Properties.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I reported the bug
>>>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243099 regarding the
>>>>>> lack of support for Connection Profiles but on seeing that there
>>>>>> was no support for Connection Properties I thought it was best to
>>>>>> ask the newsgroup if this is a problem or not?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Without Profiles or Properties would all my reports have to be
>>>>>> hard coded? How would that work at deploy time?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any clarification,
>>>>>> John
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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