Lire::ReportConfig(3) API to the report configuration file


use Lire::ReportConfig;
my $templates = Lire::ReportConfig->templates();
if ( Lire::ReportConfig->has_template( 'www_default' ) ) {
my $report_cfg = Lire::ReportConfig->template( 'www_default' )->as_value();
my $report = $report_cfg->generate_report( $report );


This class represents report configurations. Report configurations are stored as an XML configuration using the Lire::Report::ReportSpec configuration type.


Template reports are configuration specification files found in the directories specified by the 'lr_templates_path' configuration variable.


Returns an array reference containing the names of all defined templates.

has_template( $name )

Returns true if there is a template named $name available.

template( $name )

Returns a Lire::Config::Object defining the template ReportConfig named $name. Its spec() method would return a Lire::Config::ReportSpec object and its as_value() method would instantiate a Lire::ReportConfig object.



This creates a new empty Lire::ReportConfig object.

The created report configuration object doesn't contain any section, report or filter specifications.

new_from_file( $superservice, $report_cfg )

This will create a new report configuration object for the $superservice superservice based on the report configuration file $report_cfg.


filename( [ $new_filename ] )

Returns (and optionanly changes) the filename from which this ReportConfig was loaded. It will return undef if the ReportConfig wasn't loaded from a file.

title( [ $new_title ] )

Returns (and optionnally changes) the title that will be assigned to the report.


Returns an array reference containing the name of the schemas used in this report.


Return's this report configuration's sections as an array of Lire::Section objects.

add_section( $section )

Adds a section to this report configuration. The $section parameter should be a Lire::ReportSection object.


Calling this method will make sure that all report specifications take into account their section's filter specification.

This method will modify all report specifications. After this their object representation won't be identical to the one in the XML report specification.

print( [$fh] )

Prints the report configuration on the $fh filehandle. If the $fh parameter is omitted, the report configuration will be printed on STDOUT.

create_report( $timespan_start, $timespan_end )

Returns a Lire::Report object based on this report's configuration file. The $timespan_start and $timespan_end attribute will be used to initiate the Report object.

Used when generating an XML report from a DLF source, and when merging XML reports.

The real job is delegated to Lire::ReportSection::create_report_section().

create_analyser_streams( $store )

This method will make sure that a DlfStream is available in the Lire::DlfStore $store for each schema used by this report configuration. The stream will be created by running the first analyser which is able to generate the schema using exising streams.

generate_report( $store )

Generates a Lire::Report from this report configuration. The report is computed using the streams in the Lire::DlfStore $store.

merge_report_files( @report_files )

Generate a new Lire::Report based on this report configuration by merging XML reports. Every report spec contained in the configuration will be the result of the merging of all the subreports having the same id.


  Francis J. Lacoste <[email protected]>


$Id:,v 1.38 2006/07/23 13:16:29 vanbaal Exp $


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