The Eclipse platform is an Open Source, integrated system of application
development tools that you implement and extend using a plug-in interface.
Eclipse provides a set of core plug-ins that configures the basic services
for the platform's framework. A platform developer can build and integrate
new tools in this application development system.
Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) is a set of plug-in extensions
that lets a developer add reporting functionality to an application. The APIs
in BIRT define extension points that let the developer add custom
functionality to the BIRT framework.
This article describes how to create a BIRT extension using the Eclipse
Plug-in Development Environment (PDE). The example adds a custom report item,
RotatedLabel, to the BIRT Report Designer Palette that a report developer can
drag-and-drop into a report design, as shown i... (more)
This article is the second in a series on developing an application using
Eclipse BIRT Engine APIs. It focuses on developing an application using the
Eclipse BIRT Design Engine API. The last article focused on the Eclipse BIRT
Report Engine API.
The Eclipse Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) is a set of plug-in
extensions that enable a developer to add reporting functionality to an
application. BIRT provides a Design Engine API that a developer can use to
create a customized report design application. The
org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api package contains a set of inte... (more)
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Recently I have described methods that can be used to access Spring Beans
from the BIRT Engine. These examples are intended to be illustrative and not
More on BIRT and Spring Calling Spring Objects from BIRT Expressions and
In both of these examples I used the BIRT engine to retrieve Spring objects
within the scripting environment. In this post I am supplying an example that
illustrates how to implement your own menu in the expression builder, so
Spring objects can be called within the BIRT Designer. This will allow... (more)
A couple of months ago I detailed a new feature for BIRT charts that allows
multiple hyperlinks to be attached to one the supported events.
That post is available here.
In this post I will discuss using a BIRT Text element that contains script
which executes within the client browser and contains functions that are
called from rendered charts.
BIRT currently supports interactivity on many chart components like chart
series, title, axis, and the legend. The components that support
interactivity will depend on the type of chart bein... (more)
Just ran across this and it is a nice technique for those situations where
you are limited to table based filtering of data. Typically, I focus on data
filtering as far up stream as possible. It is better to filter data at the
source (in the where clause for JDBC). Next, I use DataSet based filtering.
But sometimes you can't filter at the Source or the DataSet, which is where
table based filtering comes in. The issue with table based filters is that
there is no good way in the UI to implement conditional filtering. For
instance, imagine you have a data driven parameter multi-select... (more)