BIRT plugin in Eclipse

2 Jun

BIRT is an Eclipse-based open source reporting system for web applications. BIRT also offers a charting engine that lets you add charts to your own application.BIRT reports consist of four main parts:

1. data

2 . data transforms

3 . business logic

4 . presentation

Report Generation:

By using the SQL queries you can prepare the reports. The query output will be drawn as a charts.You can customize the charts.By creating a standard template one time you can use this for several data. 

 

Simple steps to be followed to create template : ( from ww.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/tutorial/basic/basic02.php)

Choose a Template

The next page of the New Report dialog presents a selection of report templates. Before we choose the one we want, let’s walk though what’s available.

  • My First Report – Starts a report template that takes you through a tutorial using on-line help. (That tutorial will eventually replace this one.)
  • Blank Report – Creates a blank report with no predefined content.
  • Simple Listing – A tabular listing with no grouping.
  • Grouped Listing – A tabular listing with grouping. Grouping shows repeated values just once. Grouping also allows you to create subtotals.
  • Dual Column Listing – Produces a listing with two columns side-by-side.
  • Chart & Listing – A tabular listing that adds a chart to the top of the report.
  • Dual Column Chart & Listing – Combines charts and tables so you can display two sets of related data in a single report.
  • Side by Side Chart & Listing – Creates a grouped report where each group contains a chart and a listing side by side.

We’re now ready to choose our template:

  • Select the Grouped Listing.
  • Click Finish.
You can find the simple steps here

 

http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/tutorial/basic/index.php

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