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J Arshad
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Does anyone know if the new Eclipse project BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) can be used with a stand-alone SWT application? I'm enquiring since the introductory paragraph on the project homepage reads:

"BIRT is an Eclipse-based open source reporting system for web applications, especially those based on Java and J2EE...."

My application is not a web application. Does anyone know if I can make use of BIRT. I'm mainly interested in creating reports with graphs that can be displayed on screen and then possibly be saved as PDF.

Many thanks,

Jay
 
kri shan
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Try reporting engine jasperReports. use the designer tool iReport 0.4.1 for creating non web application. It supports PDF output format also.
 
Kalman Hazins
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birt can be used with standalone SWT/JFace applications
 
J Arshad
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Thanks,

I'm having problems understanging how it fits into the greater scheme of things. I've gone thru the lightweight tutorial on the BIRT site, but not quite sure how I embed the resulting report into my application! I'm probably being a bit dumb here, and I know it's early days of BIRT, but does anyone know how to run this report? And more importantly how to programmatically run it. For example, I want to make it a menu option in my standalone GUI application.

Many thanks,

Jay
 
J Arshad
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OK,

I've figured out that it's the Reports Engine that helps you create report in different formats, etc. But I can't find any API reference for that anywahere! Is it not officially released yet? The libraries seem to be present in the BIRT download.

Jay
 
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