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icon5.gif  Dynamic hyperlink not via drill down? [message #549812] Wed, 28 July 2010 02:17 Go to next message
Jing  is currently offline Jing
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Registered: July 2010
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Hi all,

Unfortunately I'm completely new to Eclipse let alone BIRT. So what I am asking may be kind of trivial to you all. My apologies in advance if this is the case, I tried searching on BIRT Exchange and on these forums as well as my old friend Google, and could not find the exact answer I am looking for.

What I want is to format the data bind in a table column to be a hyperlink. However based on what the data is the hyperlink is generated.

Eg
rowdata = 12345
generated hyperlink = http://12345.com

EDIT: Forgot to mention, it's not another report I'm trying to link to, they are external sites.

I know this is possible but because of my limited knowledge of BIRT and it's inherit functions, I'm stumped. Embarrassed

Again I apologise if this is an extremly simple question!

[Updated on: Wed, 28 July 2010 02:21]

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Re: Dynamic hyperlink not via drill down? [message #549951 is a reply to message #549812] Wed, 28 July 2010 10:29 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
Messages: 9167
Registered: July 2009
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You could replace the data item in the table with a text element and
enter an expression like:

<a href=<VALUE-OF>"http://"+row["ORDERNUMBER"]+".com"</VALUE-OF >
><VALUE-OF>"http://"+row["ORDERNUMBER"]</VALUE-OF></a>

Obviously you can use the hyperlink property for the data item as well,
but I assumed you did not want to use it. Attached is a sample report.
The first column uses the hyperlink property the second uses the
expression above.

Jason

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<report xmlns="http://www.eclipse.org/birt/2005/design" version="3.2.21"
id="1">
<property name="createdBy">Eclipse BIRT Designer Version
2.5.2.v20100208 Build &lt;2.5.2.v20100210-0630></property>
<property name="units">in</property>
<property name="iconFile">/templates/blank_report.gif</property>
<property name="bidiLayoutOrientation">ltr</property>
<property name="imageDPI">96</property>
<data-sources>
<oda-data-source
extensionID="org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc" name="Data Source"
id="7">
<text-property name="displayName"></text-property>
<property
name="odaDriverClass">org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.sampledb.Driver </property>
<property name="odaURL">jdbc:classicmodels:sampledb</property>
<property name="odaUser">ClassicModels</property>
<property name="OdaConnProfileName"></property>
</oda-data-source>
</data-sources>
<data-sets>
<oda-data-set
extensionID="org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc.JdbcSelectDataSet "
name="Data Set" id="8">
<list-property name="columnHints">
<structure>
<property name="columnName">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">ORDERNUMBER</text-property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">PRODUCTCODE</text-property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">QUANTITYORDERED</text-property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">PRICEEACH</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">PRICEEACH</text-property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">ORDERLINENUMBER</text-property>
</structure>
</list-property>
<structure name="cachedMetaData">
<list-property name="resultSet">
<structure>
<property name="position">1</property>
<property name="name">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">2</property>
<property name="name">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="dataType">string</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">3</property>
<property name="name">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">4</property>
<property name="name">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="dataType">float</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">5</property>
<property name="name">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
</structure>
<property name="dataSource">Data Source</property>
<list-property name="resultSet">
<structure>
<property name="position">1</property>
<property name="name">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="nativeName">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">4</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">2</property>
<property name="name">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="nativeName">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="dataType">string</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">12</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">3</property>
<property name="name">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="nativeName">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">4</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">4</property>
<property name="name">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="nativeName">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="dataType">float</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">8</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">5</property>
<property name="name">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="nativeName">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">5</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
<xml-property name="queryText"><![CDATA[select *
from orderdetails
where ordernumber = 10101]]></xml-property>
<xml-property name="designerValues"><![CDATA[<?xml
version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<model:DesignValues
xmlns:design="http://www.eclipse.org/datatools/connectivity/oda/design"
xmlns:model="http://www.eclipse.org/birt/report/model/adapter/odaModel">
<Version>1.0</Version>
<design:ResultSets derivedMetaData="true">
<design:resultSetDefinitions>
<design:resultSetColumns>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>ORDERNUMBER</design:name>
<design:position>1</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>4</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>10</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>ORDERNUMBER</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>ORDERNUMBER</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>11</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>PRODUCTCODE</design:name>
<design:position>2</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>12</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>15</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>PRODUCTCODE</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>PRODUCTCODE</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>15</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>QUANTITYORDERED</design:name>
<design:position>3</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>4</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>10</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>QUANTITYORDERED</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>QUANTITYORDERED</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>11</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>PRICEEACH</design:name>
<design:position>4</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>8</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>15</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>PRICEEACH</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>PRICEEACH</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>22</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>ORDERLINENUMBER</design:name>
<design:position>5</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>5</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>5</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>ORDERLINENUMBER</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>ORDERLINENUMBER</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>6</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
</design:resultSetColumns>
<design:criteria/>
</design:resultSetDefinitions>
</design:ResultSets>
</model:DesignValues>
]]></xml-property>
</oda-data-set>
</data-sets>
<styles>
<style name="report" id="4">
<property name="fontFamily">sans-serif</property>
<property name="fontSize">10pt</property>
</style>
<style name="crosstab-cell" id="5">
<property name="borderBottomColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderBottomStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderBottomWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderLeftColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderLeftStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderLeftWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderRightColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderRightStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderRightWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderTopColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderTopStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderTopWidth">1pt</property>
</style>
<style name="crosstab" id="6">
<property name="borderBottomColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderBottomStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderBottomWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderLeftColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderLeftStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderLeftWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderRightColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderRightStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderRightWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderTopColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderTopStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderTopWidth">1pt</property>
</style>
</styles>
<page-setup>
<simple-master-page name="Simple MasterPage" id="2">
<page-footer>
<text id="3">
<property name="contentType">html</property>
<text-property
name="content"><![CDATA[<value-of>new Date()</value-of>]]></text-property>
</text>
</page-footer>
</simple-master-page>
</page-setup>
<body>
<table id="9">
<property name="dataSet">Data Set</property>
<list-property name="boundDataColumns">
<structure>
<property name="name">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">ORDERNUMBER</text-property>
<expression name="expression"
type="javascript">dataSetRow["ORDERNUMBER"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">PRODUCTCODE</text-property>
<expression name="expression"
type="javascript">dataSetRow["PRODUCTCODE"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">string</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">QUANTITYORDERED</text-property>
<expression name="expression"
type="javascript">dataSetRow["QUANTITYORDERED"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">PRICEEACH</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">PRICEEACH</text-property>
<expression name="expression"
type="javascript">dataSetRow["PRICEEACH"]</expression>
<property name="dataType">float</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<text-property
name="displayName">ORDERLINENUMBER</text-property>
<expression name="expression"
type="javascript">dataSetRow["ORDERLINENUMBER"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
<column id="47"/>
<column id="38"/>
<column id="39"/>
<column id="40"/>
<column id="41"/>
<column id="42"/>
<header>
<row id="10">
<cell id="44">
<label id="48">
<text-property
name="text">ORDERNUMBER</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="11">
<label id="12">
<text-property
name="text">ORDERNUMBER</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="13">
<label id="14">
<text-property
name="text">PRODUCTCODE</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="15">
<label id="16">
<text-property
name="text">QUANTITYORDERED</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="17">
<label id="18">
<text-property
name="text">PRICEEACH</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="19">
<label id="20">
<text-property
name="text">ORDERLINENUMBER</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
</row>
</header>
<detail>
<row id="21">
<cell id="45">
<data id="49">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<structure name="action">
<property
name="linkType">hyperlink</property>
<expression name="uri"
type="javascript">"http://" +row["ORDERNUMBER"] + ".com";</expression>
<property
name="targetWindow">_blank</property>
</structure>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="22">
<text id="43">
<property name="contentType">html</property>
<text-property name="content"><![CDATA[<a
href=<VALUE-OF>"http://"+row["ORDERNUMBER"]+".com"</VALUE-OF >
><VALUE-OF>"http://"+row["ORDERNUMBER"]</VALUE-OF></a>


]]></text-property>
</text>
</cell>
<cell id="24">
<data id="25">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">PRODUCTCODE</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="26">
<data id="27">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="28">
<data id="29">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">PRICEEACH</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="30">
<data id="31">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
</data>
</cell>
</row>
</detail>
<footer>
<row id="32">
<cell id="46"/>
<cell id="33"/>
<cell id="34"/>
<cell id="35"/>
<cell id="36"/>
<cell id="37"/>
</row>
</footer>
</table>
</body>
</report>



On 7/28/2010 2:17 AM, Jing wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Unfortunately I'm completely new to Eclipse let alone BIRT. So what I am
> asking may be kind of trivial to you all. My apologies in advance if
> this is the case, I tried searching on BIRT Exchange and on these forums
> as well as my old friend Google, and could not find the exact answer I
> am looking for.
>
> What I want is to format the data bind in a table column to be a
> hyperlink. However based on what the data is the hyperlink is generated.
>
> Eg rowdata = 12345
> generated hyperlink = http://12345.com
>
> I know this is possible but because of my limited knowledge of BIRT and
> it's inherit functions, I'm stumped. :blush:
> Again I apologise if this is an extremly simple question!


Jason Weathersby

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