Custom Report Templates broken by ESM 5 Upgrade
We have notices that any custom report templates we have on our Manager are getting modified during the ESM 5.0 upgrade process. We are moving from 4.5 Sp2 to 5.0 Sp1 so I'm not sure at which step during the process the templates are getting changed. The Default ESM templates are correct, however any of our custom templates have had a new parameter set so that all the lines in bar charts are displayed in a single color instead of the normal multiple colors as shown below.
ArcSight reports thtat this is a known bug: ESM-46981
It is caused by a change in Reporting Designer version
ESM 4.0 SP3: Style Report Designer Version 7.0 Build 1129050730
ESM 5.0: Style Report Designer Version 10.0 Build 0605090600
However they have not had a workaround for the problem, turns out PS knows how to deal with it. Here is what we got from PS in case anyone else has this issue:
1) Open the custom Template in Designer
2) Select the Chart (you will have to do this for each chart in a multi-element report, find the "BarAsOneDataset" peoperty and uncheck it.
3) Once you have unchecked it for all charts in the report save the template in designer.
4) Don't forget to apply/ok the report template in ESM.
Your reports should now run with multiple colors as before.
For any devote of Tufte who want single color charts for your data visualization, you now have a new parameter to play with 🙂
Hope this is helpful to some !
Re: Custom Report Templates broken by ESM 5 Upgrade
Were you guys getting the God awful shading deal on your bar charts as well? Both of those issues drove me up the damn wall when we upgraded. To get rid of it you have to go into the designer, go to the chart properties, and then remove the check on “Apply Effect.”