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Graphical Report Design with iReport: Part 2

by David R. Heffelfinger | August 2009 | Java Open Source

In the previous part of the article by David Heffelfinger, we briefed you about an overview of iReport, obtaining and setting up the right iReport for your machine environment, and creating a simple report using iReport. In this second part of the article, we will learn to create more elaborate reports by using iReport's graphical user interface to set report attributes.

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Graphical Report Design with iReport: Part 1

by David R. Heffelfinger | August 2009 | Java Open Source

In this two-part article by David Heffelfinger, instead of writing JRXML templates by hand, we will learn to design reports graphically by dragging report elements into a report template and by using its graphical user interface to set report attributes. In this first part, we will help you set up iReport on your machine and get you started with designing graphical reports.

JasperSoft, the company behind JasperReports, offers a graphical report designer called iReport. iReport started as an independent project by Giulio Toffoli. JasperSoft recognized the popularity of iReport and, in October 2005, hired Giulio Toffoli and made iReport the official report designer for JasperSoft. Like JasperReports, iReport is also open source. It is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).

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Deploying your Applications on WebSphere Application Server 7.0 (Part 1)

by Steve Robinson | August 2009 | Java

After installing an application server, we would want to deploy applications. Applications can be installed manually or in an automated fashion using scripts. In this two-part article by Steven Charles Robinson, we will cover how to manually deploy a J2EE (Enterprise Edition) application. As we walk through this article, we will show you how to deploy two applications. One application does not require database connectivity; the second is a database aware application which requires some WebSphere configuration to provide database connectivity to the application.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Application server internals
  • The web container
  • Virtual hosts
  • WebSphere ports
  • Data sources
  • Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI)
  • Application deployment
  • J2EE applications
  • Enterprise Archive (EAR)
  • Web Archive (WAR)
  • Java Archive (JAR)
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Creating Dynamic Reports from Databases Using JasperReports 3.5

by David R. Heffelfinger | August 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by David Heffelfinger, we will explore how to create a report from the data obtained from a database using JasperReports 3.5. In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • How to embed SQL queries into a report template
  • How to pass rows returned by an SQL query to a report through a datasource
  • How to use report fields to display data obtained from a database
  • How to display database data in a report by using the element of the JRXML template
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