Integrating reports with external systems
You can provide BMC Decision Support for Server Automation data to external systems, such as configuration management databases, asset management, and change management. You can use BMC Decision Support for Server Automation to generate report output in a variety of file formats to known network locations. External processes can use these output files for integration.
The following topics illustrate an example that details the steps required for data integration. This example is based on a scenario in which BMC Decision Support for Server Automation delivers basic inventory data in CSV format on a daily basis.
- Create a simple Inventory report using Query Studio.
- Configure IBM Cognos to save the file in CSV format.
- Specify the output file location.
- Schedule the report to save the output to the file location.