We will continue to drag all the fields to the table to produce the following. Table controls provide structure to the report and are “bound” to a data set, displaying data from the set in their “detail” rows. Download the source or binaries for these from the DTP project website. Now it’s up to you to apply the formatting you’d like to achieve your desired look. First we add the Count function to display the total number of rows in the group, and then we use string concatination to prefix the count with a label and display the component name and the literal “bugs” afterward. The first thing we need to do is define a data source for our report. Generally these will be the required libraries for a standard BIRT installation for this version.

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Edit Settings formerly Global Properties desigenr platform 1. To create group totals, we simply drag a Data control from the Palette to the desired group section footer as shown below.

We will use a bugzilla database installed on MySQL as our data source. Report Design Here’s a rough design for our report with the groupings on Product and Component described earlier.

BIRT desiggner can have mulitple data sources from multiple disparate sources. Sample Database” entry in the new data source dialog.

Creating a JDBC data source using BIRT

After you complete this click on the Test Connection button to see if the connection is successful. In certain downloads, such as the all-in-one, these are already included, but in others, such as the framework, you will be required to download them. To do this, drag a Data control from the Palette and drop it in the group section footer for our product group. As a result, you may find that you get an exception when trying to run the report: Here we will specify our Data Mysqk Name, in our case lets call it setBugs.


All Downloads: BIRT 4.8.0

This will be a simple yet powerful report, showing groupings on Bugzilla Products and Components with totals, that should only take about 15 minutes to develop once you gain a modicum of familairty with Desugner.

The schema is for Classic Models, a retailer of scale models of classic cars. License – These downloads are provided under the eclipse. Mydql the schema the schema the first time will give error messages as it attemps to empty any existing tables, just ignore these. In our example, we supply a group name of Desiggner and specify the product column as the column to group on.

Your data will naturally vary, but you should see the same fields as in the result set shown below. It was designed to illustrate many of the features of the BIRT report designer.

Creating a new MySQL data set using BIRT

To do this, we will right click on the detail row and select Insert Group from the menu. A t tachments 0 Page History. You will see that you are also able to build reports with this functionality just as quickly and easily using BIRT. Below is my final report after formatting.


As you can see a pretty nice report can be built using almost your mouse exclusively. Grids, by contrast, are only used to provide structure and are not associated with a data set.

This report took about 15 minutes to build. Still not a very good looking report but we have easily built in all the functionality we need.

The sample database is provided under the terms Eclipse. Data source properties for the MySQL sample database: The details vary depending on the database system you selected. You are now ready to create the Classic Models database: When we drop the table control on the report design, a dialog will appear asking how many columns and detail rows we’d like.

Here is the desigenr view in the Data Explorer resource view. We will name our report bugListing.

Software is available under the Mozilla Public License 2. This zip also has documentation and logos for the sample database.