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JasperAssistant (http://www.jasperassistant.com) is a visual report designer for JasperReports, a popular open-source reporting engine. It is built on top of the Eclipse's plug-in architecture and its main goal is to assist you in creating JasperReports report definition files through an intuitive graphical interface.
Support for JasperReports 0.6.7.
Support for Eclipse 3.1 milestone releases.
Nudge element position actions (Ctrl+Arrows shortcuts)
Nudge element size actions (Ctrl+Shift+Arrows shortcuts)
Import subreport parameters wizard.
Convert static text to text field action.
Other minor changes:
Multiple drag&drop from the Outline View.
Snap to grid on resize behaviour can be configured to match the one in Crystal Reports.
Improved Copy&Paste actions.
Double-click on subreport parameter opens the expression editor.
Copy&Paste support for subreport parameters.
Subreport parameters are now always ordered by name in the Outline View.
Main benefits of JasperAssistant:
Design and layout your reports using an intuitive visual interface and avoid the need for XML editing of JasperReports templates.
Use the only designer that fully supports all the features of JasperReports up to the latest version.
Take advantage of Eclipse IDE integration and effectively combine Java and JasperReports development.
Efficiently locate and correct report problems using precise error indications.
Preview your reports instantly using live data from a JDBC database connection, an XML document, JavaBeans array or a custom data source.
Export and preview your reports in PDF, Excel, HTML, CSV and XML formats.