The xCP 2.0 Interface

The xCP 2.0 Interface

Personal impressions of EMC’s hands-on LAB in Vienna.
The second lab session called “Advanced” on wednesday, 7th November 2012 was a deep preview of the new xCP user interface.

The new interface of the xCP Designer

The xCP Designer is the new unified tool to build applications on top of the Documentum 7 environment.

The xCP Navigator

  • The Application Settings includes Model, Role, Parameters, Endpoints, Permission Sets, Email Templates and (general) settings. This folder has the functionality of the TaskSpace Configuration-Page and Documentum Composer.
    Very helpful is the new “Endpoints” functionality where all connection parameter to external system or repositories are stored. In xCP2.0 exists only one central page to administrate all login and connection data.
  • The Object Models and Processes represents the ProcessBuilder and Composer features.
    The Object Models area includes the Business Objects, Content, Folders, Picklist and Relationship function.
  • The User Interface and Data Services replaces the FormsBuilder and the awful Adaports from xCP 1.x.
    The User Interface section includes the functionality to create and manage a default Master page and runtime Application UI, Business Object UI, Content UI, Folder UI or Process UI. The Master UI has the same functionality like the master page in Microsoft’s Power Point.
    Data Services is a collection of queries to create data-based widgest. It’s possible to gather objects from the repository (realtime), historical data, indexed content and tasks.



What is a drill-down report?

Drill-down is used for navigation in hierarchically organized data (OLAP). Drill-down describes an increasing granularity in the management of data. E. g., one can zoom into an address. The process of zooming out (decreasing granularity) is called roll-up or drill-up. The drill-down’s increasing granularity is shown with the help of an address example that develops from the country (low granularity) to the real address (high granularity).The drill-up or roll-up is the opposite of a drill-down. It makes use of a decreasing granularity showing things more globally.

Following the items in the picture from top to down you can see the increasing granularity of the drill-down whereas the down to top direction shows the decreasing granularity of a roll-up / drill-up.

Documentum differentiates between two kinds of drill-down reports:

Single Drill-down Multi Drill-down
relation between a base report and a target report: base report is updated based on target report Link a base report to other reports: relation results in an updateBut one of the surrounding dashlets not one of the contents of the base report (E20-120 exam)
Built in one phase:
use Process Reporting Services to implement relation between base and target
Built in two phases:
1. use PRS to build the hyperlinks
2. use Task Space dashboard manager to implement the connection between the dashboards to be updated and the source

Single- and multi drill-down reports are configured with a source (base) report and a target report. It is best practice to design the target report first, so that it is available on picklists when the source (base) report is designed.

Relevant products: Business Activity Monitor , Process Reporting Service

What is the server step size?


What is... This is a short answer and question category.

Explanation: The server step size is a numeric value in seconds. It displays how often information from the audit trail table will be transferred into the BAM database.

Function: The numeric value is the period how often the event pipe job runs. You can increase the step size on high volume environments.
Please keep in mind: the server step size and the data transfer latency are asynchronous but dependent entities. On high volume environment increase the latency and the job runs less frequently. The job takes longer and the data size of each transaction is larger. Do not increase the step size to much, because the data size and data volume could have negative effects to the system performance.

Relevant products: Business Activity Monitor, Content Server, xCP, Process Engine

additional information: Data transfer latency