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simranjit singh sandhu
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Joined: Mar 15, 2012
Posts: 8
Can someone explain what are jasper reports and why they are used even when, we have capability to create xml and text documents in java ?
Tim Moores
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Joined: Sep 21, 2011
Posts: 2408
Jasper reports has an extensive web site, and even its own Wikipedia page; I don't think there's much to be gained by repeating all that here. The reason to use it is the same as for all libraries: because it's easier or quicker than to program all that yourself.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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