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Spira 4.2 User Manual Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access
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1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access

11.1. Reports Configuration

The configuration page for each report differs slightly, but the general format is illustrated below:

You can configure the reports in the following ways:

  • Report Format – This allows you to specify the display format of the report. Depending on the specific report, they can be displayed as a web-page (HTML), downloaded as a Microsoft Word document, downloaded as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or downloaded as a Microsoft Project file. In addition there is a raw-XML format that allows you to export the underlying report data into any external reporting system that supports XML import.

  • Report Elements – This allows you to determine which types of information to include in the report. This varies by report type, but includes the dependent items related to the artifact being reported on (attachments, test steps, coverage, history, etc.)
  • Standard Field Filters – This allows you to constrain the range of data being reported on, based on the various fields associated with the artifact in question. These filters are typically selections from multi-valued-dropdown lists and date-ranges.
  • Custom Property Filters – This allows you to constrain the range of data being reported on, based on the custom fields associated with the artifact by your project administrator. These filters can be either freetext or drop-down lists.
  • Sort Options - This option is only available for the non-hierarchical data reports (i.e. for test runs, incidents and tasks only) and allows you to specify the sort order of the results returned in the report. For the hierarchical-data based reports the sort order is always the order of the hierarchy.

  • Report Name – If you would like to save the report configuration so that you can quickly re-run it at a later date, you just need to enter a name for the report and indicate (by selecting the checkbox or not) whether you want this report to be private or shared by all members of the project.

Once you have selected the format, elements and filters, clicking the <Create Report> button launches the report in a new window. Each of the reports is described in sections 11.2 – 11.6 below: