Posted: 7 Jul 2016 11:31 EDT Last activity: 9 Aug 2016 3:11 EDT
How to show selected properties in Data explorer for developer operator?
Only users with check-out privilege can create reports in public categories. As part of our current release, we have a requirement that says "Site admins (A set of users) should be able to create reports in public category so that the other users should be able to use them." So, we gave enabled check-out option on all the Site admin's operator IDs.
We have another requirement which says that all the users, including Site Admins, should be able to see only a set of properties in the data explorer. We implemented the functionality using the data transform pyReportEditorProperties as suggested in the post https://pdn.pega.com/customize-lists-properties-and-calculations-available-report-editor#proplist . Now, as the Site admins have check-out privileges, they are not able to see just the set of properties configured using pyReportEditorProperties. These users see all the properties including the Pega properties and they found is confusing. So now we need a solution to one of the below two questions in order to achieve both the requirements.
1. Is there a way users can create reports in public categories without requiring the check-out privilege?
2. Or is there a way we can enforce the list of properties that appear in the data explorer even for users with check-out privilege?
We found that we can modify some rules to achieve this, but the rules are final. Example: pzPrepareReportExplorerFieldNames
***Updated by moderator: Brendan. Removed user added Group Tags. Apologies for confusion, shouldn't have been an end-user option.
Thanks Abhijith! We will have to override many final rules, if we want to achieve it. It may not be a good idea, as our application goes through upgrades frequently.
Thanks for the response. We checked the "Shared categories" option (it is difficult to notice on Pega 7). But, it has a limitation that the categories can be shared among users of the same access group. But our requirement is that the category should be shared across access groups based on the pyOrgDivision. i.e. all the operators with the same pyOrgDivision should be able to access the reports in the category. Is there a way we can change the sharig criteria from access group to division?
Sorry Ravikanth, currently there isn't a way to change the sharing criteria. I'll raise this as an issue and see if we can add the ability to customize how reports/categories are shared in a future release.