Before you begin
To edit configuration files, you must use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client
for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.
About this task
Users can click Full Report-to Chain
in a profile to view the profile owner's place in the organization's reporting structure. The default sorting order lists the profile owner first. To reverse the default order, edit the profiles-config.xml
To reverse the sorting order of the report-to chain displayed on the Reporting Structure page, edit properties in the profiles-config.xml
Parent topic: Configuring advanced settings in Profiles
Applying property changes in Profiles
Configuring the reporting structure feature
- Start the wsadmin client from the following directory of the system on which you installed the Deployment Manager:
is the WebSphere
® Application Server installation directory and dm_profile_root
is the Deployment Manager profile directory, typically dmgr01.
You must start the client from this directory or subsequent commands that you enter do not execute correctly.
- Start the Profiles Jython script interpreter.
- Enter the following command to access the Profiles configuration files:
If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, you must pick the node where the file is stored.
- Enter the following command to check out the Profiles configuration files:
- working_directory is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes (/) to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not complete successfully.
- cell_name is the name of the WebSphere Application Server cell hosting the Profiles application. This argument is required. It is also case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor: print AdminControl.getCell()
- AIX or Linux:
- Microsoft Windows:
- Open the profiles-config.xml file in a text editor.
- Add the following setting to the <properties> section:
<property name="com.ibm.lconn.profiles.ui.reportingChain.isBottomUp" value="false"/>
- Save your changes and close the configuration file.