I am in the course of developing a script to generate .bar file with a set of required applications metadata from the development server using wlst. BI Application Archive is the exact match for this requirement as this outputs a .bar file which can be added into the build and later be imported into any other environments.
As I understood, BI Application Archive adds all the applications in the instance into the .bar file. Development server may have test or under development reports which need not be part of the archive. I am wondering how to generate .bar file with only the required applications.