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Learning Actuate Reporting for Maximo

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Continuing from my recent announcement that I was coming up to speed on eSpreadsheets, I’ve also been poking around free BIRT and now, today, I am headed out to LA to get some formal training on how to write Actuate reports for Maximo.

I really really really hope that the focus is on Maximo and not Actuate.  I’ve heard that most folks that know Maximo don’t really know Actuate.  I guess that generally the OTB reports get tweaked but not significantly modified.  Maybe very few new reports get created.  For all I know this is because no new ones are needed.  I look forward to ending the guesswork this week.


Written by Douglas

20080324 at 07:11 am

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Learning About eSpreadsheets Finally

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Just thought I would toss this title out there as a buoy for anyone hoping I’d write about something other than the core Actuate IDE: eRDPro.


I’ve not had cause (or time) to come up to speed with the eSpreadsheet tool despite having been mildly aware of it’s existence all the way back to when it was Formula One’s.

From what I can tell this is fine since version 9 takes a firm grip of the design metaphor and steers it in a solidly ‘drag and drop you moron’ sort of way from what I can tell.  I am definitely a moron regarding these things and look forward to delving into the ports that challenge my moronityness.

Anything you’d like to know?

Written by Douglas

20080225 at 10:33 am