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Reporting for Java Based Web Project

raj kothari

Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Posts: 24
I am new in Java Technologies. Developing a Java Based Online Application. Please let me the Reporting Tools available for the same. ( we are using eclipse 2.1.0 , struts 1.1 and MySql as Back End)
Joel McNary

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 1824

I recommend JasperReports. There are others (Crystal Reports, JFreeReport), but I've not worked with any that are as easy to use/integrate as Jasper. (Crystal has some features that I wish Jasper had, but Crystal is annoying to use in Java, and it costs money. And JasperReports is open source, so if I had the time and inclination, I could add those features...)

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raj kothari

Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Posts: 24
Thanks for your reply.
Could you please provide some more information about jasper reports. Is it IDE or coding procedure. is it easy to integrate? and what are steps to install and write simple report from database table? please help if you have used it in web based application.
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Raj, Joel included a link in his post to the homepage of JasperReports. Click on the underlined word and the website will be opened in your browser. The website has lots of information, documentation, examples etc., so have a look.

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