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Let’s start reporting with the WYSIWYG editor

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by Eva Klein in ARIS BPM Blog posted on 2011-02-04

After the first successful initiative in the area of report and macro scripting in ARIS, I have started a new tutorial initiative on how to create your own reports with the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor in ARIS.

In the coming articles you can learn some interesting facts about how to develop scripts in ARIS with the WYSIWYG editor.

In this post, I will just list the links to the published articles. I will not post the articles to the blog, because people might not be interested in this subject. Instead, the articles are posted to the "Reports & Macros in ARIS" group within ARIS Community. You can subscribe to the feed of this group or visit this post from time to time to get updated on the latest features.

Here is a list of tutorials, which I already published as part of my tutorial. Please let me know if I should cover additional aspects of the WYSIWYG reporting editor in ARIS.

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Eva Klein posted on 2011-02-08

New tutorial about creating reports with the WYSIWYG editor is available...find out how "iterating over a group" works.

Pany Constantinou posted on 2011-02-09

Dear Ms. EVA.

I am completely new to the ARIS platform (we are actually using ORACLE BPA suite powered by ARIS) and I am looking for a more complete guide to creating reports using the wizard as I have no scripting knowledge.

I have not clearly undestood the meaning of the sections and when I should insert a query or a data table and so on. I did go through your previous guides but a little more help would be much appreciated. I am the most expert team member on using ARIS for process modeling but I have no experience on report creation. The other team members rely on me. Please help me out.

Eva Klein posted on 2011-02-10

Hi Pany,

the WYSIWYG editor supports people without programming knowledge, but you need some knowledge about the ARIS method. In the near future I will try to post some other tutorials on this subject to help people find their way to the report world of ARIS :).

Sections are the structal elements of every report script template. In sections you define your data by queries, which should be anaylzed. You also define the layout of your report in sections, for example, the title.
Please see this article: the screenshot also includes the description of the sections. 
Louise Curran posted on 2011-09-02

Is it possible to specify the output of a report by sequence of modelling using WYSIWYG?

many thanks

Rino San posted on 2011-09-02

Yes, for those like me who accurately avoid programming..... Insert a query in a section "object occurrances filterable by type", then specify the object of the model (in my case in "function" because I need to describe "who make what" in the process), and then ....... very important set the parameter "sort" using Coordinate Y and Coordinate X. That means that the query works like a scanner starting from top to down but, if there´s a parallel objet then, "switch right" before going furher down till the end...

Of course in this solution you need to establish a specific object as the "one who command" in leading the query..

Sagar Tumuluri posted on 2012-09-27

Rino, I tried the method mentione dby you, but still i dont get the desired output. please have a look below and suggest changes.




Divya rao posted on 2013-03-27

Hi Eva,

I have gone through the 5 links provided by you on WYSIWYG. Very helpful. I have to create a report where in addition to showing the EPC graphic and the table with all the function/event names and their object type and description i also need to show in the same report the FAD graphics that are present for any of the functions of the EPC and show thier details. How could i do the same? woud be helpful if you can take me through with screen shots.

Adriana Pinto posted on 2015-03-27

Hello. I have an EPC and it's to big. How can I do to insert this in my report and display it in many pages as much as necessary?? In real size?

Pankaj Patel posted on 2015-12-21


How to get the assignments list from a function which is a VACD using design view ?

I am able to fetch the objecct type- function from a VACD but in the next column I want to add the assignments linked with the function.

I would be grateful for your help.Thanks.


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Pierre-Alain MILLET posted on 2016-11-18

hello eva,

i'm very happy to use my first report made using your tutorial..

But i have still an open issue, create a dialog...

Is it possible using wysiwyg design ? I do not find any documentation...

thanks a lot