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Easy Report Generation in java....

 
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I need to make a report, but I haven't seen anything close to the reports in IDE's such as ACCESS/VBA or DELPHI4.

Is there a program I can download that can help me make my report creation(in java) easier?

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Justin Fox
 
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Justin,

I have had some success recently with the Open Office API. It is a bit tricky at first but the documentation is pretty good. I am writing a reporting App in it right now.

http://api.openoffice.org

Download the SDK and read through some of the developers guide. It won't be as easy as Access by any stretch though...

I also keep hearing about Jasper Reports, but have never used it.
 
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JasperReport is the standard open source library for creating reports in Java. There's a GUI designer called iReport for it if you'd rather design the report visually than through code or XML. The http://faq.javaranch.com/java/OtherOpenSourceProjectsFaq has somelinks regarding both.

There's also something called BIRT, which is Eclipse-bassed.
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm definitely going to try those out. But is there a programming enviroment that has a good report user interface? I downloaded visual basic but it doesn't have a report "object" you can edit visually. Or can you integrate CrystalReports with java or and of the .NET languages?

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Justin Fox
 
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CrystalReports being such an eminent product I can't imagine it not having some kind of Java integration. Their developer documentation will tell for sure.
 
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