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JasperAssistant report designer 1.4.1 released  RSS feed

Peter Severin
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JasperAssistant is a visual report designer for JasperReports, a popular open-source reporting engine. It is built on top of the Eclipse's plug-in architecture and its main goal is to help you create JasperReports report definition files through an intuitive graphical interface.

What's new:

* Report export and preview wizard. Supports PDF, Excel, HTML, CSV and XML formats.
(Screenshot: (Eclipse 3)
* Setup guide for JasperReports samples (
* New report page settings dialog. Includes column resize tool.
* New zoom buttons in preview viewer toolbar: Actual Size, Fit Page Width and Fit Page Size. (Screenshot: (Eclipse 3)
* Improved database data source configuration dialog to allow up to three JAR files for JDBC driver.

Other minor improvements and bugfixes:

* Added thread context class loader suport for custom data sources.
* Added support for loading external XML entities. See Query JasperReports sample.
* Improved the loading of reports with consistency problems. Reports that are rejected
by JasperReports can be still opened and corrected in JasperAssistant.
* Added correct handling for Eclipse project cycles.

Why JasperAssistant ?

JasperAssistant opens for you the door to the best open-source reporting engine available - JasperReports. JasperReports offers you a free reporting library for your commercial and non-commercial Java projects with no deployment or any other fees. JasperAssistant in its turn gives you a professional designer that is able to save you a great amount of development time. Combine the two, and you get an accessible reporting solution which easily matches many high-priced commercial counterparts.

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