I am ALSO new to JasperReports, My Question is that I am not sure where to start, so do you have a step by step guide or manual so that a complete newbie like myself can get my classes working with JasperReport and make an application?.
I attempted to try the examples from the JasperReports in Eclipse, but they seem to need arguments sent to each main, and need hsqldb and so on with no luck.
My motive is to generate a VERY SIMPLE HELLO WORLD JASPER REPORT from one standalone java progam.
I am beginning to work on the reporting aspect of my project. Specifically, I am developing a Server side Java J2EE app using Struts, and Tiles & JSP for the view. I am investigating the use of JasperReports however, I am confused with the following :
For instance, if I want to display the report in one of my tiles/jsp pages that comprise my entire response, how do I do that? I have multiple jsp pages/tiles that create the app interface (menubar, navigation pane, main content, etc). Should I save the created report to a physical file and then in the jsp page display it... if so how do I do that in the jsp page? If I want to open the report in another window, instead of one of the app tiles, how is that done (does anyone have an example)? Many of the sample codes I see in the sourceforge pages seem to assume that you are only sending back one response containing the report, but how do I handle a Struts/Tiles scenario?