Getting Started with TPTP's Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Trace Reports

Author: Paul Slauenwhite (paules@ca.ibm.com)
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Updated: January 18, 2010

 

Getting Started with TPTP's Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Trace Reports

The following document provides the necessary information for getting started with the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Trace Reports in TPTP.

Table of Contents:

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Dependencies
3.0 Installation
4.0 Documentation

 

Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Trace Reports are used to aggregate and summarize numerous profiling events over a period of time. The BIRT trace reports present profiling events in tables and charts so users can easily locate trends and effectually analyze.

 

The following dependencies are required by the BIRT Trace Reports:

                               Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT)

                               Graphics Editor Framework (GEF)

                               Data Tools Platform (DTP)

For more information, see the Requirements section of the download site for this TPTP release.

 

1.     Install the necessary dependencies.

2.     If exists, remove the following plug-ins from the <Eclipse installation directory>/plugins and <Eclipse installation directory>/dropins/eclipse/plugins directories:

o                              org.eclipse.tptp.trace.report.birt_<version>

o                              org.eclipse.tptp.trace.report.birt.ui_<version>

o                              org.eclipse.tptp.trace.report.birt.doc.user_<version>

o                              org.eclipse.tptp.trace.report.birt.source_<version>1

1 SDK only.

3.     If exists, remove the following features from the <Eclipse installation directory>/features and <Eclipse installation directory>/dropins/eclipse/features directories:

o                              org.eclipse.tptp.trace.report.birt_<version>

o                              org.eclipse.tptp.trace.report.birt.source_<version>1

1 SDK only.

4.     Extract the BIRT Trace Reports archive to the <Eclipse installation directory>/dropins directory.

5.     Start Eclipse with the -clean option.

 

4.0 Documentation

For more information on how to use the BIRT Trace Reports, see A Guide to Using TPTP's Reports.

For a flash tutorial on how to use the BIRT Trace Reports, watch the Generating BIRT Reports.