A famous thermoelectric power company in Italy required a custom web application to automate the collection and archiving of the production data and budget of its plants across various locations. One part of the application was to generate reports that are based on the data that is submitted in the backend. For the custom web application, it was decided to use Struts2 framework. The reports were developed by using BIRT designer. An easiest option was to use the BIRT runtime org.
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Starting with the release of BIRT 3. More information about this change is available in the BIRT 3. We'll use Apache Tomcat , since it is open source and readily available. The same concepts, perhaps with different details, apply to other app servers. These instructions assume you'll install Tomcat on your own machine using the default port number of If you are installing BIRT 3.
The file is named birt-runtime-version. Unzip the file in a staging area. Look under the birt-runtime- directory and locate the "Web Viewer Example" directory. Copy the Web Viewer Example directory to the webapps directory of your Tomcat installation. For ease of reference, rename the directory to "birt-viewer". Stop, then restart Tomcat. Verify that birt-viewer is listed as an application, then click on the birt-viewer link.
A page confirming that the BIRT viewer has been installed should be displayed. Click on the link labeled "View Example" to confirm that your installation is working properly. If you choose to put the Viewer into some other location, you'll need to use a context entry within the server. See Tomcat documentation for details. We'll test the viewer further using one of the example reports created for the "Classic Models" database. Note that Classic Models database is included in the birt runtime distribution so no further set-up is required.
The file is named birt-runtime-. Click on the following link to download the example report design, SalesInvoice. Use the "Save as If you've installed everything in its default location, then click on the following link.
If you've changed anything, then copy the following URL into your browser and make the needed changes. See Viewer Usage for information on the Viewer Operations. Look under the birt-runtime- directory and locate the "WebViewerExample" directory.
Copy the "WebViewerExample" directory to your JBoss installation, under the deploy directory for your configuration. Rename the WebViewerExample directory to birt. Viewer Setup Section Contents.
Integrate the BIRT Viewer with Java and Java EE web applications
Starting with the release of BIRT 3. More information about this change is available in the BIRT 3. We'll use Apache Tomcat , since it is open source and readily available. The same concepts, perhaps with different details, apply to other app servers.
The Web Viewer can be used to generate and render reports, and also supports more interactive features such as table of contents, exporting report content to several formats, client and server side printing, as well as report pagination. The features available will depend on what servlet mapping is used, the settings available in the web. The Example Viewer also ships with a tag library which can be used to provide report functionality within your existing web applications. This mapping also generates an intermediate report document from the report design file to support the AJAX based features. The output from the run and render operation is sent directly to the browser.
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