Change the display order of the Reporting Structure page 

You can add a setting to the profiles-config.xml file to change the order in which the full report-to chain is displayed on the Reporting Structure page.

Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.

About this task

Users can click Full Report-to Chain in a profile to view the profile owner's place in the organization's reporting structure on the Reporting Structure page. By default, the page displays a user's place in the organizational hierarchy from the bottom up, that is, starting with the current user and listing the people in the reporting chain up to the CEO position. You can reverse the sorting order and show the reporting chain top-down by adding a setting to the profiles-config.xml file.


To reverse the sorting order of the report-to chain displayed on the Reporting Structure page, edit properties in the profiles-config.xml file manually.

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./ -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  2. Check out the Profiles configuration files:

      ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")where:

      • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes (/) to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

          Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not complete successfully.

      • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the Profiles application. This argument is required. It is also case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor: print AdminControl.getCell()

      For example:

      • AIX or Linux:


      • Microsoft Windows:


  • Open the profiles-config.xml file in a text editor.

  • Add the following setting to the <properties> section of the file:

  • Save your changes and close the configuration file.

  • After making changes, check the configuration files back in, and do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Apply property changes in Profiles for information about how to save and apply your changes.

    Parent topic

    Configure advanced settings in Profiles

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