Use the Commands tab to define the steps that must be executed for each report to run successfully. These commands tell PPM precisely which steps must be executed to generate the results for the given report type.
PPM commands are designed to have a similar look and feel to the UNIX operating system command structure. In fact, the specific parts of a command, the command steps, are often just command-line directives.
A report type can have many commands, and each command can have many command steps. A command may be viewed as a particular function for a report. For example, calling the
ksc_run_jsp_report special command to call a report's JSP code, or running command-line SQL*Plus to call a database procedure. To perform these functions, a series of events needs to take place and these events are defined in the command steps.
On the Commands tab, select any existing command to modify its settings, or click New Cmd to create a new command.
View, specify, or modify each field of the Edit Command (shown in Figure 8-9. Edit Command window) or New Command window (shown in Figure 8-8. New Command window), as described in Commands Tab. (Similar to Report Type windows, the only difference in these two windows is whether they include data.)