How to .... deploy customized composite groups to other projects, clients, users

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    Saving a group of report items as a Customized Composite Group is a powerful feature to re-use larger reporting items with other templates.

     

    When closing the host application, the customized composite groups are stored in *.ircg or *.rdl files.  The storage location depends on the host application and is listed below.

     

    By copying the *.ircg or *.rdl files to other user's or project folders these composite groups can be shared with others. (Note:  Moving composite groups across applications and revisions has not been tested.)

     

    Storage locations for composite group files:

     

    • Open LAB CDS EZChrom:
      \<Project name>\Template\CompositeGroups\XXX.ircg
    • Open LAB CDS ChemStation (Windows 7):
      \Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Agilent Technologies\Agilent ChemStation\2.091.0.0\IntelligentReporter\CompositeGroups\XXX.ircg
    • Open LAB Data Analysis (Windows 7):
      \Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Agilent Technologies, Inc\Agilent OpenLAB Data Analysis\1.93.0\IntelligentReporter\CompositeGroups\XXX.ircg
    • OpenLAB ECM Intelligent Reporter (Windows XP):
      Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Agilent Technologies\Agilent OpenLAB Intelligence Reporter\2.1.40.0\CompositeGroup_XXX.rdl

     

    (originally posted in OpenLAB Forum: https://zohodiscussions.com/openlabcdsforum#Topic/68030000000062011

    2013 February 15

    by Bernhard Etrich)