Here are some things administators should know about the underlying technology that powers the metrics feature.
The data harvesting mechanism gathers data daily from the production system, and loads it into a reporting
warehouse. Reports are generated based on the warehouse data. The host administrator can schedule
the time for the daily data harvesting operation.
Changes in Project Tracker artifacts or Subversion activity are not immediately available for Metrics reports. They can be
reported on only after a data harvesting operation has occurred. When a report is generated, the results page
shows the date of the last data harvesting operation.
Users with the "Project - Edit" permission can define reports and store them on the Project
Metrics landing page. Users with the "Project Content - Edit" permission can define reports and
store them using the Metrics report component types.
For a domain-level Subversion report, you can measure activity across the entire domain or in select projects in the
For Subversion reports, only projects in a domain that use Subversion for their version control system are listed as
available for reporting.
When you generate an instant report or click a report image in the Tracker metrics page, you can view the report
details in the Metrics report page, with tabs to select between Table and Chart views. In the Chart tab, the
graph’s x-axis displays the distribution of Project Tracker artifacts according to the specified
criteria; the y-axis displays the artifact count. The Table tab displays the same information in a tabular
If your browser is Internet Explorer, and the report title contains Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters,
the tool tip for the report image in the Metrics report page may appear garbled. This happens when you have not
installed and selected a Unicode font. To fix this problem, go to the Windows Control Panel > Display >
Appearance > Advanced Appearance screen, and set the
"Tool tip" and "Active Title Bar" Item options to a Unicode font, for example, Arial