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Continuing on a series of posts I have written around Acuate’s JSAPI, this post details integrating BIRT reports with Flex. Previous posts detailed: Showing BIRT Reports using the Actuate JSAPI See this link for more details on what is available in the JSAPI. Calling BIRT Reports from PHP using Actuate’s JSAPI Calling BIRT Reports from ASP.NET using Actuate’s JSAPI BIRT Reports can contain Flash components using the Text element. Actuate has also extended the BIRT report designer to include Flash charts. As stated in previous post the JSAPI can be used to include BIRT content in just about any front end. BIRT currently does not support a Flash emitter, but a Flex component can call the JSAPI to include and modify BIRT content within the same HTML page. This post details how this can be achieved. The Flex SDK provides a Flex Ajax bridge that allows a Flex application to call... (more)

Developing an Application Using the Eclipse BIRT Report Engine API

The Eclipse platform is an open source, integrated system of application development tools that you implement and extend using a plug-in interface. 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 Report Engine API that a developer can use to create a customized report generator application. The org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api package contains a set of interfaces and implementation classes that supports integrating the runtime part of BIRT into an a... (more)

Calling BIRT reports from PHP using Actuate’s JSAPI

I have written a couple of post on using Actuate’s JSAPI to include BIRT content within your system. This API is AJAX based and allows content to be embedded within most web applications. These post can read here: Calling BIRT Reports from ASP.NET and Actuate's JSAPI In addition take a look at calling the BIRT Engine from PHP, which I blogged about a while back. Calling the JSAPI from PHP is not much different than any other front end. For example, including the interactive viewer can be done using the following code. more)

Accessing Spring Beans from the BIRT Designer

Java Developer Magazine on Ulitzer 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 comprehensive. More on BIRT and Spring Calling Spring Objects from BIRT Expressions and Event Handlers 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)

BIRT and Struts 2

Java Developer Magazine on Ultizer BIRT offers several ways reports can be deployed. The AJAX based BIRT viewer can be deployed to your application server, the BIRT tag libraries can be used or you can deploy the Report Engine in your application. You can also modify any of the above options, given that the source is available for download. Several commercial options are also available. This post explains deploying the BIRT engine as an Action component within Struts2. It also discusses using Actuate’s JSAPI with Struts 2’s Bean tag. BIRT Engine Deployed to Struts 2 The BIRT repor... (more)