This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
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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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.
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.