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What is JasperReports?
JasperReports is one of the most popular open source reporting engines. It is written in Java to be cross-platform, and it is able to use data coming from any kind of data source and produce pixel-perfect documents that can be viewed, printed or exported in a variety of document formats including HTML, PDF, Excel, OpenOffice and Word.
This feature is not meant to be a replacement for full-function reporting servers like JasperReport Server (http://community.jaspersoft.com/project/jasperreports-server). However, in many cases you do not need such advanced reporting features, and this plugin allows for easy embedding of sophisticated reports directly within a userview.
What is iReport Designer?
iReport is a powerful graphical design tool for report designers and power users to define reports for execution using the JasperReports engine.
There are community and enterprise versions for both JasperReports and iReport Designer, depending on your needs.
Figure 1: Jasper Reports Properties
Item link slug. Optional field.
Value defined here must be unique to the rest of the Userview Menus as the first matching name will be called upon.
|Label||Menu label. Mandatory field.|
|Export Options||Enable export options at the bottom of the generated report.|
|Jasper Report Definition (JRXML)||Paste your JRXML definition in XML here.|
|Use virtualizer for large report?||If you are experiencing issue in generating of report, try checking this option.|
Figure 2: Jasper Reports Properties - Configure Datasource
If the default datasource is selected, the custom JDBC settings below will be ignored.
Figure 3: Jasper Reports Properties - Report Parameters
If your Jasper Reports is expecting parameters, here's where you can map there.
Figure 4: Jasper Reports Properties - UI
|Custom Header||Custom Header in HTML.|
|Custom Footer||Custom Footer in HTML|