Business View Graphs Overview

A business view is a data layer that exists on top of the database and which reflects only those project entity fields that represent information that is useful from a business perspective.


A business view based on the Baselines entity could contain the Name, Description, and Baseline ID fields. This is because these fields convey information that could be of importance to the graph consumer who needs to understand baseline information from a business perspective only. By the same logic, the same business view would not include the Attachment and Auto complete type fields, as they are of little business significance.

Business views can be based on single entities, such an Baselines or Defects, while others can represent more complex relationships between entities, such as Defects With Linked Requirements.

The advantage of creating graphs based on business views is that it ensures a standardization across the graphs. Different graphs based on the same business view reflect a common frame of reference. This provides genuine business value to the graphs' consumer, thereby making them more meaningful.

In addition to the pre-defined business views, additional views can be created in Project Customization. For details, see Create business views.

Business View graphs are always the Summary graph type.

By default, Business View graphs display 100MB of data. You can change this setting by modifying the MAX_GRAPH_RESULT_DATA_TABLE_VOLUME parameter in the Site Configuration tab. For details, see Set configuration parameters.