Using 'rank over partition' in BIRT reports

One of the common reporting requests I get is provide a list of the most recent set of records out a series of updates or changes. For example, provide a list of all inventory items that have been added/changed in the previous month or all work orders that were …

Fixing a MultiLineItem error in BIRT

It's a simple report. Just a couple of fields. You know it has to churn through a lot of data, but you did everything correct, and BIRT still decides to kick out an error stack. The latest example of this is when I did a simple inventory label report. I …

Formatting Maximo BIRT for year end reports

I wrapped up a week long trip to one of our plants to conduct a year end physical count. One change this year has been a request to update the final adjustment summary report. It was requested that our year end reports be an electronic report generated with all the …

Two methods to pass values in BIRT

I was recently asked the following:

I'm starting to learn BIRT and have recently taken over report writing at my company. I'm confused about the best way to pass information to a sub-report. I've looked at some of our existing reports and they don't do it the same way.

I …

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