Pentaho Reporting [Video]

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By Francesco Corti
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About this video

Pentaho Report Designer is one of the most important core modules of the Pentaho BI Suite, that builds impressive reports using Open Source Business Intelligence Solutions . Pentaho Report Designer helps you to develop professional applications, making them interact with a multi-language support as well as parameterized reports.

You will learn exactly how to develop basic and advanced reports using the Pentaho Report Designer environment, and a more customized Java environment. All of the examples are described in-depth with the source code, and you will be guided through this book using a step-by-step approach which will ensure that you’ll achieve impressive results.

This course begins with the installation of the Java Development Environments using practical examples, moving onto how to develop impressive reports using tables, charts and sub-reports. The examples will also be shown in a Java development environment for web and swing applications.

Next, you will be taken on a practical run through the Pentaho Report Designer. This guide will then explain Java APIs, data source connections, and the development of several chart types. You also learn the most relevant, advanced features needed to make a report , such as internationalization, parameterization, interaction, functions, expressions, sub-reports and cross-tabs, leading the way to the use of reports in the Pentaho Suite (especially in the Pentaho BI server and Pentaho Data Integration).

With the Pentaho Report basic and advanced development video course, you'll get in touch with the enterprise development of reports, with one of the most relevant Open Source Business Intelligence solutions.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

A practical video guide, which dives directly into report generation using various techniques, offering you all of the tips and tricks needed to understand Pentaho Reporting. Learn how to create, modify, implement code, and publish professional reports that will boost your business enterprise to a completely new level.

Publication date:
January 2014
1 hour 37 minutes

About the Author

  • Francesco Corti

    Francesco Corti is an enthusiastic consultant in software solutions and loves working in developer, sales, and customers teams. Proud of the role of a software engineer, he is often involved in pre-sales presentations, public speaking, and IT courses. Developing software, designing architectures, and defining solutions in ECM/BPM and BI are his favorite areas of interest. He has completed dozens of projects, from very small ones to more complex ones, in almost 20 years of experience.

    A product evangelist at Alfresco, Francesco represents the famous open source ECM in the developer community. In addition to helping developers adopt Alfresco technologies, he often helps Alfresco to improve the developer experience through talks, articles, blogging, user demonstrations, recorded demonstrations, or the creation of sample projects.

    He is the inventor and principal developer of Alflytics (previously named Alfresco Audit Analytics and Reporting), the main business intelligence solution over Alfresco ECM, entirely based on the Pentaho suite. He authored the Pentaho Reporting video course with more than 40 videos and courses on the Pentaho Reporting Designer and SDK.

    Francesco has specialty and principal experiences in enterprise content management solutions with Alfresco ECM and Hyland OnBase (he is an OnBase certified installer); business process management solutions with Activiti, JBPM, and Hyland OnBase; data capture solutions with Ephesoft, Hyland OnBase, and custom software; record management solutions with O'Neil software and custom software (using Alfresco ECM and Hyland OnBase); and portal and collaboration with Liferay and MS SharePoint.

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