JasperAssistant (http://www.jasperassistant.com) 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.
* Remove horizontal and vertical space actions. * Vertical align actions for text objects. * New palette section that allows to quickly create text fields for displaying current date, time, current page, total pages and more. * New text field formatting dialog that allows to specify the format pattern using an interface similar to the one available in Excel. * Improved the registration process and made it more friendlier towards the plug-in upgrades. * Several other minor bugfixes and enhancements.
Main benefits of JasperAssistant:
* Design and layout your reports using an intuitive visual interface and avoid the need for XML editing of JasperReports templates. * Use the only designer that fully supports all the features of JasperReports up to the latest version. * Take advantage of Eclipse IDE integration and effectively combine Java and JasperReports development. * Efficiently locate and correct report problems using precise error indications. * Preview your reports instantly using live data from a JDBC database connection, an XML document, JavaBeans array or a custom data source. * Export and preview your reports in PDF, Excel, HTML, CSV and XML formats.