Publishing a template
Templates must be published in specific locations. Otherwise, BIRT Studio cannot display the templates. BIRT Studio displays templates by categories. The default user interface has only one category named Standard. When you publish a template, you can create a new category or select an existing category in which to display your template.
If you create and publish a wide variety of templates, you can organize the templates into different categories. You can, for example, organize templates by report types (budget reports, expense reports, stock purchase plan reports) or by departments in your organization (Human Resources, Sales, Customer Support).
Figure 13-10 shows an example of BIRT Studio customized to display three template categories by report types.
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The Standard category appears at the top of the list because it is the default category supplied with BIRT Studio. All other categories that you create are listed in alphabetical order. You can designate a different template category as the default category. This task is described later in this section.
Templates must be published to the \<Server resource folder>\BizRDRptTemplates folder on the Actuate BIRT iHub Encyclopedia volume. The general steps are:
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Each of these steps is described in detail in this section.
How to create a resource folder on an Encyclopedia volume
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How to publish a report template
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The first time you publish a template to an Encyclopedia volume, you must grant users access to the appropriate template folders and files. For more information about assigning privileges for folders and files on an Actuate BIRT iHub Encyclopedia volume, see Managing an Encyclopedia Volume.

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