JasperReports for Java Developers

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  • Get started with JasperReports, and develop the skills to get the most from it
  • Create, design, format, and export reports
  • Generate report data from a wide range of datasources
  • Integrate Jasper Reports with Spring, Hibernate, Java Server Faces, or Struts

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 344 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2006
ISBN : 1904811906
ISBN 13 : 9781904811909
Author(s) : David R. Heffelfinger
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Java, Open Source
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David R. Heffelfinger

David Heffelfinger is the Chief Technology Officer of Ensode Technology, LLC, a software consulting firm based in the greater Washington DC area. He has been architecting, designing and developing software professionally since 1995 and has been using Java as his primary programming language since 1996. He has worked on many large scale projects for several clients including the US Department of Homeland Security, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the US Department of Defense. He has a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University. David is editor in chief of Ensode.net (http://www.ensode.net), a website about Java, Linux, and other technology topics.
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- 1 submitted: last submission 09 Oct 2012

Errata type: Technical | Page number: 39

The sixth overloaded version of the fillReportToFile() method should read: JasperFillManager.fillReportToFile(java.lang.String sourceFileName, java.lang.String destFileName, java.util.Map parameters, java.sql.Connection connection)


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What you will learn from this book

  • Overview of JasperReports, and what it can do for you
  • Adding reporting capabilities to your application
  • Creating and formatting reports
  • Report layout and design
  • Working with database datasources
  • Working with other types of datasource such as arrays, collections, TableModels and XML
  • Creating subreports
  • Adding charts and graphics to a report
  • Working with the iReport report designer
  • Exporting reports to PDF, Excel spreadsheet or Word document format
  • Integrating JasperReports with other Java frameworks like Spring, Java Server Faces, Struts, and Hibernate

In Detail

JasperReports is the world's most popular embeddable Java open source reporting library, providing Java developers with the power to easily create rich print and web reports. This book shows you exactly how to get started, and develop the skills to get the most from JasperReports.

The book steers you through each point of report setup, to creating, designing, formatting, and exporting reports with data from a wide range of datasources, and integrating JasperReports with other Java frameworks.

Starting with the basics of adding reporting capabilities to your application, and creating report templates you will first see how to produce your reports through the use of JRXML files, custom ANT targets, and then see preview them in both the browser and the native browser of JasperReports.

Getting data into your reports is the next step, and you will see how to get data from a range of datasources, not only databases, but XML files, and Java Objects, among others.

You will create better looking reports with formatting and grouping, as well as adding graphical elements to the report. You will export your reports to a range of different formats, including PDF and XML.   

Creating reports will be made even easier with a walkthrough of the iReport Designer visual designing tool. To round things off, you will see how to integrate your reports with other Java frameworks, using Spring or Hibernate to get data for the report, and Java Server Faces or Struts for presenting the report.

Concise, practical guidance introduces you to JasperReports, and gets you creating complex and elegant reports

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This book is a concise and practical guide aimed at getting the results you want as quickly as possible.

Who this book is for

This book is for Java developers who want to create rich reports for either the web or print, and want to get started quickly with JasperReports to do this. No knowledge of JasperReports is presumed, although obviously familiarity with Java, SQL, and XML are assumed where they are required.

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