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Use of Stylesheets for Report Designing using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities. 

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will look at how BIRT uses stylesheets in report designs and how styles can be grouped in a library to create themes. This will allow us to have certain sets of styles ready for use any time we develop a report so that we, as a report developer, can focus strictly on the technical aspects of the report while maintaining a consistent visual presentation.

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Creating Themes for a Report using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities.

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will learn how Themes provide a simple mechanism to apply a wide range of styles to an entire report design without the need to manually apply them.

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YUI 2.8: Rich Text Editor

by Dan Wellman Daniel Barreiro | July 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

In this article by Daniel Barreiro and Dan Wellman, authors of the book YUI 2.8: Learning the Library, we see the Rich Text Editor, which allows our users to create enhanced text as one of the most popular forms of user interaction over the Internet is user-created content.

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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In this article series by John Ward, author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting, we will be looking at a practical example of building a reporting site. In this  part of the article, we will be looking at a scenario where we have a Bugzilla instance setup with a series of bugs related to BIRT. We will look at a series of requirements and build the reports necessary to fulfil those requirements.

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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT-An Extension

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In the previous article How to Create a Reporting Site

In this article series by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will be looking at :

  • Bug Status- A Report to show open issues compared to all bugs
  • Developer issues reports-this report will accomplish two things—shows us a Pie Chart showing fixed versus non-fixed bugs and gives us a list of bugs in an open status assigned to that developer.
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