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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 application. The BIRT Report Engine can provide report generation and rendering services in the following environments: Stand-alone engine: A Java developer uses a stand-alone engine to render a BIRT report from a report design (.rptdesign) file. In this environment, the Java developer create... (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)

Developing an Eclipse BIRT Report Item Extension

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 t... (more)

Calling BIRT reports from Flex using Actuate’s JSAPI

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 abo... (more)

EclipseCon Submissions

Eclipse at Cloud Expo Oisín Hurley is one of the smartest, funniest and best looking people in the Eclipse community*. So when he says jump, I jump. That's right it is the last day to get your EclipseCon submission for a talk in. If you have been doing anything interesting with BIRT that you would like to share with the Eclipse community, we would love to hear about it. There are lots of opportunities to present at different lengths. Head on over to the EclipseCon submission site and make a proposal about how you are using BIRT. *And totally immune to blatant attempts at flattery.... (more)