Generating a Reverse Engineering Report



  1. Begin by navigating to the Reverse Engineering Report run control parameters page.


    Click the Academic Advisement link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Advisement Reports link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Reverse Engineering link.

    Step 3
  4. You can run this report/process by searching for an existing Run Control ID or you can add a new value. Creating a Run Control ID that is relevant to the report may help you remember it for future use.


    Click the Add a New Value tab.

    Step 4
  5. A Run Control ID is an identifier that, when paired with your User ID, uniquely identifies the process you are running. The Run Control ID defines parameters that are used when a process is run. This ensures that when a process runs in the background, the system does not prompt you for additional values.


    Enter the desired information into the Run Control ID field. Enter

     a valid value

    Step 5
  6. Click the Add button.

    Step 6
  7. Use the Reverse Engineering Report page to enter the request parameters. These parameters will be used to define the processing rules and data to be included when the report/process is run.

    Step 7
  8. Enter the Report Type that identifies the type of subject to analyze. Fields appear on the page based on Report Type that you select.


    Report types include:

    Courses in Course Lists: A course is the subject of the search.

    Conditions in RG, RQ, RQLN: A condition (or conditions) in a requirement group, requirement, or requirement line is the subject of the search.

    Course Lists in Requirements: A course list is the subject of the search.

    Requirements in REQ Groups: A requirement is the subject of the search.


    The default report type is Courses in Course Lists. For this example, use the default value.

    Step 8
  9. The fields that appear on this page depend on the Report Type selected.


    Complete the fields to identify the specific elements to use for the search.

    Step 9
  10. Click in the Subject Area field.

    Step 10
  11. Enter the desired information into the Subject Area field. Enter

     a valid value

    Step 11
  12. If you enter no field values and click the Search button, the system retrieves courses from all valid institutions. If your database contains more than one institution that uses similar Subject Areas and Catalog Numbers, then you should select the appropriate course by Course ID rather than Catalog Number.


    If you enter some or all of the field values, you must still click the Search button to access the Class Selection Course Search page and run a report successfully.


    Click the Search button.

    Step 12
  13. Use the Class Selection - Course Search page to view the list of courses and to select the course or courses to use in the report.

    Step 13
  14. To return to the Reverse Engineering run control parameters page without selecting a course, click the Return button.


    For this example, you want to select a course.

    Step 14
  15. Select the course to use in the report.


    Click the Select course pushbutton button.

    Step 15
  16. The system returns you to the Reverse Engineering Report run control parameters page with field values autopoplulated for PSYCH 140 course that you selected. 


    This is the course list the process will identify.

    Step 16
  17. Click the Save button.

    Step 17
  18. At this point, you would continue to run the Reverse Engineering Report process just as you would any other PeopleSoft Enterprise Process Scheduler process.


    Refer to the Running Reports module for examples of running a process.

    Step 18
  19. At any time on the same day that you run a report process, you can access Report Manager to view the report.


    Report Manager and its pages are described in the Running Reports module.


    Click the Report Manager link.

    Step 19
  20. Click the Administration tab.

    Step 20
  21. Click the Reverse Engineering Report link.

    Step 21
  22. The Reverse Engineering Report appears in a separate browser window.


    Click the Maximize/Restore button.

    Step 22
  23. Because you selected the Course in Course Lists report type, the Reverse Engineering Report lists all course lists that include the course that you specified.

    Step 23
  24. After viewing Reverse Engineering Report, close the browser window.


    Click the Close button.

    Step 24
  25. You can click the Go back to Reverse Engineering link to return to the run control processing page.

    Step 25

You have successfully generated and viewed a Reverse Engineering Report.

Table of Contents  Start Topic