Now that the companies are installing Jaspersoft along with CA PPM, the natural question is whether can be used as BI tool for other applications, create Domains,etc.
2 questions arise:
- Technical: Is there a technical limitation to do that? Is Jaspersoft blocked to be used with a different application?
- Commercial: Is it required additional Jaspersoft licenses?
you can create a data source to pretty much anything, so yes in theory you could use the clarity jaspersoft instance to report on other tools
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Thank you Andy.
Now, regarding the Technical aspects, do you think the new data sources are forced to use the same DATAWAREHOUSE Data Base of Clarity? or may they have an independent DB? (in order to minimize the impact on the "standard" DB)
You can create additional Data Sources in Jaspersoft pointing to a different from PPM and DWH database. You can then create a Domain based on this Data Source and include in your Ad Hoc Views and Reports.
I would advise you to ensure you have additional bandwidth on the server to support your other applications. As Andy advised you above please note this is unsupported by CA Support if you encounter any issues.
One other thing I thought I would mention : Please use another organization (tenant) for your other reporting purposes, this would avoid any potential problems during upgrade where OOTB data or custom reports may get overwritten. It's best to keep the Clarity tenant separate, this would make it cleaner, avoid you running into some issues, and facilitate the backup.
Nika HadzhikidiCA TechnologiesPrincipal Support Engineer