GeeCON Prague 2014*
The moose likes Java in General and the fly likes Is it neccessary to have knowledge of swing to genarate report in java Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Java in General
Bookmark "Is it neccessary to have knowledge of swing to genarate report in java" Watch "Is it neccessary to have knowledge of swing to genarate report in java" New topic
Author

Is it neccessary to have knowledge of swing to genarate report in java

Harshal Gurav
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 29, 2008
Posts: 151
Hi,
I am first time working on report genaration using java.
for thai i had downloaded jfreereport zip file and also added jfreereport-0.8.7-8.jar in lib folder in java home .

I have knowledge of core java,jsp,jstl,servlet. In gooogle seach i read that it is neccesary to have knowledge of swing to genarate report.
Is it true that without swing it is not possible genarate report.

Any suggestion is highly appreciated.

Thanks nad Regards
harshal
Ulf Dittmer
Marshal

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42047
    
  64
If you don't have legacy code using JFreeReport I'd advise to use JasperReports instead. JFreeReport is dead for all practical purposes, while Jasper is still being developed.

No, you don't need Swing knowledge to create reports. Jasper comes with many examples that show how to do it. I believe it has some advanced capabilities that do require Swing programming, but generally, there's no need to.


Ping & DNS - my free Android networking tools app
 
GeeCON Prague 2014
 
subject: Is it neccessary to have knowledge of swing to genarate report in java