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BIRT in a Swing Application

Adam Smith
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
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We are building a standalone desktop application that will not have an application server. It will connect to a local database through ODBC. Can we use BIRT reporting? I only see J2EE mentioned on the BIRT site, we are not using J2EE and the discussion area of the BIRT site seems to no longer exist. Other projects here use BIRT in an application server environment so we would like to leverage existing talent to use BIRT in this application as well.

Thanks in advance...
Campbell Ritchie
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Don't know. Please explain more. What's BIRT?
You might find your query moved, because that might be more appropriate elsewhere on the Ranch.
[ June 20, 2008: Message edited by: Campbell Ritchie ]
Adam Smith
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
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Thanks for the reply. Administrative thing is taken care of.

BIRT is an open source tool for reporting in java. It stands for Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool. You can find more information here:

BIRT
Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by Adam Smith:
Administrative thing is taken care of.
Thank you.

I looked at the link you quoted and it didn't say anything about J2EE being a prerequisite. Against "deployment" it said "Java/J2EE" which seems to me to mean you can use it on an ordiarny Java installation. I think you will have to try and see whether it works. Good luck with it
Paul Sturrock
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BIRT itself is a stand alone application (albeit and eclipse applciation not a swing app). You should have no issues using BIRT to produce static reports and including those in your swing app, since these are just gif, pdfs, jpegs etc. However, dynamic reports rely on JavaScript to implement their interactive behaviour so integrating these might be trickier. I'm not sure this is possible, but you could try reusing BIRT own viewer stuff?


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