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Using BIRT with Eclipse

Michele Smith
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Joined: Oct 27, 2010
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Hello, I searched and searched. Has anyone ever configured BIRT (the report feature) with Eclipse?

These are the instructions I observed and I wondered if anyone had any suggestions/departures from these directions:

Optional Eclipse Link File
If you are installing the framework, you can download the BIRT framework and unzip the contents to any directory.

After doing this, create a links directory in your installed Eclipse location (ie C:\eclipse\links).
Within this directory create a file with a unique name like
Open the file you just created and enter path=drive:/pathtobirt (ie path=c:/birt)

Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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Have you tried the plugin?

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Michele Smith
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Joined: Oct 27, 2010
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yes I have unzipped it in my c:\downloads directory. I am unsure as to what to do with it at this time to make it work with Eclipse.

catrine ohm

Joined: Mar 07, 2012
Posts: 13

Hi Michele,

Go to Help-->Software Updates.Then you can give adress BIRT folder url.Also you can download reporting IDE
Michele Smith
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Joined: Oct 27, 2010
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Okay I cannot do the software updates version option.

I have a different question. I believe I understand what I need to do with the BIRT plug in files, however, not with the run-time, see as follows:

What am I supposed to do with the BIRT run-time? The instructions are not clear.

I agree. Here's the link:
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