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Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI

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  • 1.  Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI

    Posted 02-12-2018 05:07 AM

    Hello,I am new to BSI.Is there any tecdoc where I can get a walkthrough on how to create a report from the scratch,end to end?I went through the  CA BSI documentation but it was not comprehensive enough.

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Regards,

    Sushank Saini



  • 2.  Re: Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI
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    Posted 02-28-2018 04:05 AM

    Hi,

     

    To my knowledge there is no such document as it would be quite comprehensive. I'll try to give you a brief overview of all the steps needed. 

    Lets approach this from the top: how to create a report?

     

    CA BSI reports are based on results of metric calculations. So you will need a formula to do a calculation. In BSI, these formulas reside in Business Logics. Business Logics are attached to Metrics and Metrics can be found in Contracts. The metrics and contracts provide the context in which the business logic can do the calculation.

     

    The input for the Business Logic calculations are Raw Data Events. These events are generated by Adapters that collect data from different data sources. Events must be related to a resource which represents configuration elements (CI's).

     

    So you need:

    • a contract
    • a metric inside the contract
    • a business logic attached to the metric.
    • Raw data events generated by an adapter.
    • Resources to attach to events

     

    With all the elements in place, the CA BSI engine can do the calculations. You can then use the Report Wizard to create reports based on the calculation results.

     

    The CA BSI documentation shows all the different elements and how to use them.

     

    If you're new to BSI, I strongly suggest you take the BSI training from CA Education.

     

    best regards,

    Koen



  • 3.  Re: Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI

    Posted 02-28-2018 05:15 AM

    Hello Koen.

     

    Thank you for your inputs.

     

    Regards,

    Sushank Saini



  • 4.  Re: Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI

    Posted 03-06-2018 02:03 AM

    Hello Koen,

     

    Could you please clear one more doubt of mine?

    Considering that we have got data from adapter,have a Business Logic for it and a metric.

    How these 3 are combined together to see a report?

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Sushank Saini



  • 5.  Re: Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI

    Posted 03-14-2018 12:52 AM

    Hi Sushank

    Maybe I can try to help.

     

    The linkage between events created by adapter , metric and business logic is the registration and business logic attachment within the metric . The metric when run through the psl will fetch the data through registration and the business logic will do the  calculations storing the computed data into the DB psl/slalom tables

     

    Let me know if you need more help . We can talk on phone if more help is required

    Regards

     

    Mohit



  • 6.  Re: Walkthrough/tech doc  on creating a report from the scratch in BSI

    Posted 03-14-2018 05:37 AM

    Hello Mohit,

     

    Thanks a lot for replying.

    Yes,I would like to have a  conversation over phone regarding this.

    Kindly reach me at:+91 9988294084  anytime.

     

    Regards,

    Sushank Saini