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Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #709651] Thu, 04 August 2011 06:18 Go to next message
Dude  is currently offline Dude
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Hello Eclipse Community

I am looking for somebody who has some experience using the BIRT API and can help me.

I want to create a printable TOC with maintopic and subtopic like this
1. maintopic
1.2 subtopic

The API provides a lot of Objects to create a TOC but I just don´t get it how they are working together.

Another possibility to get a TOC is to use bookmnarks and to add them children this works fine on iText but in BIRT there is no way (so far as I know) to add children to a bookmark.

I posted this problem in other Forums too but no answer I am hopeing here is someone who knows about BIRT.

Is there any tutorial of how to use the API?

Thanks a lot

Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #709975 is a reply to message #709651] Thu, 04 August 2011 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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If you nest the toc entries in BIRT they should show up nested. Take a
look at the attached report. Preview it in the WebViewer and click on
the TOC icon. I am also attaching a simple class that shows how to
iterate over the same reports toc using the api. I did a little work
with a first page TOC using BIRT and iText. It is not complete but I am
attaching it as well. It only generates the first level, but there is a
comment in the code where "Kids" field is used to get nested bookmarks
using iText. Have a look.

Jason

On 8/4/2011 2:18 AM, Dude wrote:
> Hello Eclipse Community
>
> I am looking for somebody who has some experience using the BIRT API and
> can help me.
>
> I want to create a printable TOC with maintopic and subtopic like this
> 1. maintopic
> 1.2 subtopic
>
> The API provides a lot of Objects to create a TOC but I just don´t get
> it how they are working together.
>
> Another possibility to get a TOC is to use bookmnarks and to add them
> children this works fine on iText but in BIRT there is no way (so far as
> I know) to add children to a bookmark.
>
> I posted this problem in other Forums too but no answer I am hopeing
> here is someone who knows about BIRT.
>
> Is there any tutorial of how to use the API?
>
> Thanks a lot
> Dude
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Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #710550 is a reply to message #709975] Fri, 05 August 2011 06:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for your reply and your attached code
I will try it

One thing i allready figured it out is that the way you set your BIRT Home parameter does not work for me i have to do it this way:
 config.setProperty( "BIRT_HOME", "C:/birt-runtime-2_6_1/birt-runtime-2_6_1/ReportEngine" ); 


I am missing some jar files at my buildpath may you can post yours thanks a lot

Dude

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Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #710643 is a reply to message #710550] Fri, 05 August 2011 08:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I fixed the buildpath issue the wrong Version of Birt was in it.
But now I am facing another problem
I get a NullPointer Exception at this Point

engine = factory.createReportEngine( config );

Stacktrace:
java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.impl.ReportEngine$EngineExtensionManager.<init>(ReportEngine.java:804)
at org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.impl.ReportEngine.<init>(ReportEngine.java:110)
at org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.impl.ReportEngineFactory$1.run(ReportEngineFactory.java:18)
at org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.impl.ReportEngineFactory$1.run(ReportEngineFactory.java:1)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.impl.ReportEngineFactory.createReportEngine(ReportEngineFactory.java:14)
at birt.test.GenerateFirstPageTocPDF.runReport(GenerateFirstPageTocPDF.java:132)
at birt.test.GenerateFirstPageTocPDF.main(GenerateFirstPageTocPDF.java:187)


engine is null which means that the method createReportEngine returns null.
but config coudn´t be null because I use it to start the Platform and this works.

I downloaded the BIRT ReportEngine 2.6.1
Do I need a other library

Any idea what´s wrong? I use exactly your code

Thanks

Dude

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Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #713175 is a reply to message #710643] Mon, 08 August 2011 07:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I fixed this problem too but the result is not excatly what I expect.
I would like to have a prinbtable TOC at the begining of my report just like the toc create in bookmarks.

Is that possible in BIRT ?

Thanks
Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #713589 is a reply to message #713175] Mon, 08 August 2011 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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We have an enhancement filed to add a toc report element, but I am not
sure when it will get implemented. The code should have produced a pdf
with a toc at the beginning. Did it not?

Jason

On 8/8/2011 3:24 AM, Dude wrote:
> I fixed this problem too but the result is not excatly what I expect.
> I would like to have a prinbtable TOC at the begining of my report just
> like the toc create in bookmarks.
>
> Is that possible in BIRT ?
>
> Thanks Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #713806 is a reply to message #713589] Tue, 09 August 2011 05:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I would not call it a TOC it´s more a list of the maintopic numbers.
Not like the TOC you can see at the left side with bookmarks this is what I want.
I would like to have a printable TOC which means TOC you know from books

1.main
1.1 sub
1.1.1 sub sub
1.2 sub
2. main

And so on....

I allready got a part solution with bookmarks and iText.
With this you add bookmarks to your report and cycle over it using iText.
And the subtopic will be created in spite of the bookmark kids that works
But I couldn´t get it done to add kids elements to my bookmarks using the BIRT API

Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #714101 is a reply to message #713806] Tue, 09 August 2011 19:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I modified the example a bit further to add sub categories (only does 2
levels currently) and add the page numbers. Attached is the source and
the report and an example of the output.

Jason


On 8/9/2011 1:51 AM, Dude wrote:
> I would not call it a TOC it´s more a list of the maintopic numbers.
> Not like the TOC you can see at the left side with bookmarks this is
> what I want.
> I would like to have a printable TOC which means TOC you know from books
> 1.main
> 1.1 sub
> 1.1.1 sub sub
> 1.2 sub
> 2. main
>
> And so on....
>
> I allready got a part solution with bookmarks and iText.
> With this you add bookmarks to your report and cycle over it using iText.
> And the subtopic will be created in spite of the bookmark kids that works
> But I couldn´t get it done to add kids elements to my bookmarks using
> the BIRT API
>
> Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #714367 is a reply to message #714101] Wed, 10 August 2011 12:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the code this TOC is what i am looking for.
But I have some genral questions ande about your code.
First you use iText to produce the TOC.
In the BIRT API there are a lot of "TOC Objects" have you ever tried to get it done with them?
I am just wondering how the objects are working together and why there is no possibility to create a printable TOC in BIRT.
And if I try to open your TOC.rptdesign i get the following error messeage from my eclipse
"The report file version '3.2.22' is not supported"
Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot
Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #714463 is a reply to message #714367] Wed, 10 August 2011 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have a bugzilla entry for adding a printable toc component. It is
just not implemented yet. We already use iText to generate the PDFs so
that is why I just went ahead an built it that way.

The error you are getting is because you have an older version of BIRT
than I am using. What version are you currently using?

Jason

On 8/10/2011 8:37 AM, Dude wrote:
> Thanks for the code this TOC is what i am looking for.
> But I have some genral questions ande about your code.
> First you use iText to produce the TOC.
> In the BIRT API there are a lot of "TOC Objects" have you ever tried to
> get it done with them?
> I am just wondering how the objects are working together and why there
> is no possibility to create a printable TOC in BIRT.
> And if I try to open your TOC.rptdesign i get the following error
> messeage from my eclipse "The report file version '3.2.22' is not
> supported"
> Do you have any suggestions?
>
> Thanks a lot Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #714767 is a reply to message #714463] Thu, 11 August 2011 13:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay can you send me the link for the bugzilla entry?

The solution with i Text is fine i just wanted to know why there are so many TOC Objects in Birt and none of them are used to create a printable TOC.
Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #714865 is a reply to message #714767] Thu, 11 August 2011 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is the enhancement request:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=261997

Jason

On 8/11/2011 9:10 AM, Dude wrote:
> Okay can you send me the link for the bugzilla entry?
>
> The solution with i Text is fine i just wanted to know why there are so
> many TOC Objects in Birt and none of them are used to create a printable
> TOC.
> Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #715116 is a reply to message #714865] Fri, 12 August 2011 12:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the link
Is it possible that this feature is implemented in the near future or rather not(never Wink )?

In my opinion this is a fundamental feature for a reporting tool and the warkarround("hack") with iText works but isn´t the prettiest.

Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #715178 is a reply to message #715116] Fri, 12 August 2011 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe this will be implemented but I am not certain when. I am
modifying the code I posted to be more generic and handle more than two
levels. Maybe we can modify pdf emitter to have this as automatic
option, when emitting. Once I finish the updated code I may write a
blog post on how it works.

Jason

On 8/12/2011 8:10 AM, Dude wrote:
> Thanks for the link Is it possible that this feature is implemented in
> the near future or rather not(never ;) )?
>
> In my opinion this is a fundamental feature for a reporting tool and the
> warkarround("hack") with iText works but isn´t the prettiest.
>
> Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #716136 is a reply to message #715178] Tue, 16 August 2011 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay thanks for the informations i hope that this feature will be implemented.
Autimatic generation of a TOC as an option would be very nice i guess lot of people would appreciate it
Can you post the link for your blog for the or send me your modified code?

Dude

Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #716229 is a reply to message #716136] Tue, 16 August 2011 17:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Attached is the modified class. It handles recursive toc entries now
and applies a little styling.


We are looking into adding something like this in the pdf emitter. Do
you see a need for a toc component for other output format?

Jason

On 8/16/2011 10:19 AM, Dude wrote:
> Okay thanks for the informations i hope that this feature will be
> implemented.
> Autimatic generation of a TOC as an option would be very nice i guess
> lot of people would appreciate it Can you post the link for your blog
> for the or send me your modified code?
>
> Dude
>
>


package REAPI;



import java.awt.Color;
import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.logging.Level;

import org.eclipse.birt.core.framework.Platform;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.EngineConfig;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.EngineException;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRenderTask;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportDocument;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngine;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngineFactory;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportRunnable;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRunTask;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.PDFRenderOption;

import com.lowagie.text.Chunk;
import com.lowagie.text.DocumentException;
import com.lowagie.text.Font;
import com.lowagie.text.Paragraph;
import com.lowagie.text.Phrase;
import com.lowagie.text.Rectangle;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.ColumnText;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfAction;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfArray;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfDestination;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfDictionary;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfOutline;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfPCell;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfPTable;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfReader;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfStamper;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.SimpleBookmark;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.SimpleNamedDestination;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.draw.DottedLineSeparator;
public class GenerateFirstPageTocPDF {

private final static int tocperpage = 40;
private int toccounter=0;
private int pagecnt=1;
private PdfStamper stamper = null;
private ColumnText column = null;
private PdfPTable table = null;
private HashMap bookmarkPages = null;
private Rectangle rect = null;
private Chunk separator = null;
private Color tocColor = new Color(245,245,245);
public void insertPages(List<HashMap<String, Object>> list){

for (HashMap<String, Object> bookmark : list) {
this.toccounter++;
if( this.toccounter > this.tocperpage){
this.pagecnt++;
this.stamper.insertPage(this.pagecnt, this.rect);
this.toccounter=0;
}
List<HashMap<String, Object>> clist = (List) bookmark.get("Kids");
if(clist != null){
insertPages(clist);
}

}

}

public void handleEntries( List<HashMap<String, Object>> list, int level){

PdfPCell cell = null;
Chunk link;
PdfAction action;

for (HashMap<String, Object> bookmark : list) {
link = new Chunk((String)bookmark.get("Title"));

action =PdfAction.gotoLocalPage((String) bookmark.get("Title"), false);
link.setAction(action);
String bookmarkString = (String) bookmarkPages.get((String) bookmark.get("Title"));
String[] pga =bookmarkString.split(" "); //pga[0] contains page number
Phrase ph = new Phrase(" ");
ph.setFont( new Font(Font.TIMES_ROMAN, 8));
ph.add(new Chunk(link));

cell = new PdfPCell(ph);
cell.setBorder(PdfPCell.NO_BORDER);
cell.setHorizontalAlignment(PdfPCell.ALIGN_LEFT);
cell.setBackgroundColor(this.tocColor);
cell.setIndent(level*4);
this.table.addCell(cell);


cell = new PdfPCell(ph);
cell.setBorder(PdfPCell.NO_BORDER);
cell.setHorizontalAlignment(PdfPCell.ALIGN_CENTER);
cell.setVerticalAlignment(PdfPCell.ALIGN_CENTER);

cell.setBackgroundColor(this.tocColor);
//cell.setBorderColor(Color.BLACK);
//cell.setBorderWidthBottom(1);
cell.addElement(this.separator);
this.table.addCell(cell);


ph = new Phrase(pga[0]);
ph.setFont( new Font(Font.TIMES_ROMAN, 8));
cell = new PdfPCell(ph);
cell.setBorder(PdfPCell.NO_BORDER);
cell.setHorizontalAlignment(PdfPCell.ALIGN_RIGHT);
cell.setBackgroundColor(this.tocColor);


Color cc = new Color(level, level, level, level);
//cell.setBorderColor(Color.BLACK);
//cell.setBorderWidthBottom(1);
this.table.addCell(cell);

this.toccounter++;
if( this.toccounter > this.tocperpage){
this.pagecnt = this.pagecnt+1;
this.column.addElement(table);
try {
this.column.go();
} catch (DocumentException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
this.column = new ColumnText(this.stamper.getOverContent(this.pagecnt));
this.column.setSimpleColumn(rect.getLeft(36), rect.getBottom(36),
this.rect.getRight(36), this.rect.getTop(36));
float[] colsWidth = {0.5f, 2f, 0.2f};
this.table = new PdfPTable(colsWidth);
this.table.setWidthPercentage(85);
this.toccounter=0;
}

List<HashMap<String, Object>> clist = (List) bookmark.get("Kids");
if( clist != null){
level++;
handleEntries( clist, level);
level--;
}
}

}

public void createTOC(ByteArrayOutputStream baos, String outpath){

try {
PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(baos.toByteArray());


PdfDictionary pdfd = reader.getCatalog();


this.rect = reader.getPageSizeWithRotation(1);
this.stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream(outpath));
stamper.setViewerPreferences(PdfWriter.PageModeUseOutlines);
stamper.insertPage(1, rect);
PdfOutline pdfo = stamper.getWriter().getRootOutline();
this.column = new ColumnText(stamper.getOverContent(1));
this.column.setSimpleColumn(this.rect.getLeft(36), this.rect.getBottom(36),
this.rect.getRight(36), this.rect.getTop(36));


this.separator = new Chunk(new DottedLineSeparator());

PdfPTable header = new PdfPTable(1);
Phrase ph = new Phrase("Table Of Contents");
ph.setFont( new Font(Font.TIMES_ROMAN, 8));
PdfPCell cell = new PdfPCell(ph);
cell.setHorizontalAlignment(PdfPCell.ALIGN_CENTER);
cell.setBackgroundColor(this.tocColor);
cell.setBorder(PdfPCell.NO_BORDER);
header.addCell(cell);
header.setWidthPercentage(85);
this.column.addElement(header);


List<HashMap<String, Object>> list = SimpleBookmark.getBookmark(reader);
this.toccounter=0;
this.pagecnt=1;
insertPages(list);
this.toccounter=0;
this.pagecnt=1;
//put this before insertPage to get the orignal page count
//using it here gets the updated bookmark page numbers
this.bookmarkPages = SimpleNamedDestination.getNamedDestination(reader, false);




SimpleBookmark.shiftPageNumbers(list, reader.getNumberOfPages(), null);

float[] colsWidth = {0.5f, 2f, 0.2f};
this.table = new PdfPTable(colsWidth);
this.table.setWidthPercentage(85);


if( list != null){
handleEntries( list,0);
}
this.column.addElement(table);
this.column.go();
this.stamper.close();
reader.close();
} catch (IOException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
} catch (DocumentException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}

}


public void runReport() throws EngineException
{

IReportEngine engine=null;
EngineConfig config = null;

try{

config = new EngineConfig( );
config.setBIRTHome("C:\\birt\\birt-runtime-2_6_1\\birt-runtime-2_6_1\\ReportEngine");
config.setLogConfig(null, Level.OFF);
Platform.startup( config );
IReportEngineFactory factory = (IReportEngineFactory) Platform
.createFactoryObject( IReportEngineFactory.EXTENSION_REPORT_ENGINE_FACTORY );
engine = factory.createReportEngine( config );
}catch( Exception ex){
ex.printStackTrace();
}

IReportRunnable design, design2 = null;
//Open the report design
design = engine.openReportDesign("Reports/TOC.rptdesign");

//Create task to run and render the report,
IRunTask task = engine.createRunTask(design);
task.run("output/resample/toc.rptdocument");
task.close();

IReportDocument document = null;
//Open the report design
document = engine.openReportDocument("output/resample/toc.rptdocument");

IRenderTask rtask = engine.createRenderTask(document);

PDFRenderOption options = new PDFRenderOption();
ByteArrayOutputStream fso= new ByteArrayOutputStream();
options.setOutputStream(fso);
//options.setOutputFileName("c:/test5/jj.pdf");
options.setOutputFormat("pdf");

rtask.setRenderOption(options);
rtask.render();
rtask.close();
createTOC(fso, "c:/test/final.pdf");
//createToc(fso, "c:/test5/what2.pdf");

engine.destroy();
Platform.shutdown();
System.out.println("Finished");
}


/**
* @param args
*/
public static void main(String[] args) {
try
{

GenerateFirstPageTocPDF ex = new GenerateFirstPageTocPDF( );
ex.runReport();

}
catch ( Exception e )
{
e.printStackTrace();
}
}



}
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #716450 is a reply to message #716229] Wed, 17 August 2011 12:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One Question about your code
Which Version of iText do you use because the package structur of your imports are different to mine
yours: import com.lowagie.text.pdf.draw.DottedLineSeparator;
mine: import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.draw.DottedLineSeparator;

And some function does not work like in your code the functions are different for example

private BaseColor tocColor = new BaseColor( 245, 245, 245 );
cell.setBackgroundColor( this.tocColor );
Here you need a BaseColor not a Color like on your code
I use iText Version 5.1.1

About your question in my opinion a TOC makes the most sense in a pdf format but in word it would be nice too
I never converted my Report to Word don´t know wheter is used often or not but I guess this would make sense. In other output not so much.

One Question about the implementation you plan
Do you thinking about to use iText to get it done or handle it in other ways in your PdfEmitter

Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #716504 is a reply to message #716450] Wed, 17 August 2011 15:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am using the version of iText that the BIRT engine uses in the PDF
emitter. I believe it is 2.1.7. Since we use iText in the emitter we
will most likely use the iText features to generate a toc.

Jason

On 8/17/2011 8:51 AM, Dude wrote:
> One Question about your code
> Which Version of iText do you use because the package structur of your
> imports are different to mine yours: import
> com.lowagie.text.pdf.draw.DottedLineSeparator;
> mine: import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.draw.DottedLineSeparator;
>
> And some function does not work like in your code the functions are
> different for example
> private BaseColor tocColor = new BaseColor( 245, 245, 245 );
> cell.setBackgroundColor( this.tocColor );
> Here you need a BaseColor not a Color like on your code
> I use iText Version 5.1.1
>
> About your question in my opinion a TOC makes the most sense in a pdf
> format but in word it would be nice too I never converted my Report to
> Word don´t know wheter is used often or not but I guess this would make
> sense. In other output not so much.
>
> One Question about the implementation you plan Do you thinking about to
> use iText to get it done or handle it in other ways in your PdfEmitter
>
> Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #722327 is a reply to message #716504] Mon, 05 September 2011 11:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey
I know it´s been a while but I just come up with an suggestion or whish if you want to call it like this Wink
I think it would be great if you can add a field for example "headline" to your report desgin and while BIRT convert it to PDF it checks the report for this fields and creates the TOC with the help of thm this would be greate. And to make it awesome this whole progress should work nested. Just some thoughts from me.
Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #722680 is a reply to message #722327] Tue, 06 September 2011 14:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the comments. We are looking to see if we can support this
in pdf and word output formats for the next release.

Jason

On 9/5/2011 7:42 AM, Dude wrote:
> Hey I know it´s been a while but I just come up with an suggestion or
> whish if you want to call it like this ;)
> I think it would be great if you can add a field for example "headline"
> to your report desgin and while BIRT convert it to PDF it checks the
> report for this fields and creates the TOC with the help of thm this
> would be greate. And to make it awesome this whole progress should work
> nested. Just some thoughts from me.
> Dude
>
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #722683 is a reply to message #722327] Tue, 06 September 2011 14:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Thanks for the comments. We are looking to see if we can support this
in pdf and word output formats for the next release.

Jason

On 9/5/2011 7:42 AM, Dude wrote:
> Hey I know it´s been a while but I just come up with an suggestion or
> whish if you want to call it like this ;)
> I think it would be great if you can add a field for example "headline"
> to your report desgin and while BIRT convert it to PDF it checks the
> report for this fields and creates the TOC with the help of thm this
> would be greate. And to make it awesome this whole progress should work
> nested. Just some thoughts from me.
> Dude
>
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #723252 is a reply to message #722680] Thu, 08 September 2011 07:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dude  is currently offline Dude
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No Problem
Is there any roadmap for the next release of BIRT or a certain date ?
Thanks
Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #723579 is a reply to message #723252] Thu, 08 September 2011 20:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
Messages: 9167
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

We follow the Eclipse release train, which means two point releases
(sept and Jan/Feb) and a major release in June. Although there will be
milestone builds throughout the year.
http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/plans/eclipse_project_plan_4_2.xml
We should have the project plan for the next major release soon:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/BIRT_Project_Plan

Jason

On 9/8/2011 3:24 AM, Dude wrote:
> No Problem
> Is there any roadmap for the next release of BIRT or a certain date ?
> Thanks Dude
Re: Somebody uses the BIRT API to generate a REport [message #768972 is a reply to message #713175] Wed, 21 December 2011 07:06 Go to previous message
Amarnath is currently offline Amarnath
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Registered: December 2011
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Hi Dude,

Need some help, in this thread, you have stated that you faced this error :

Stacktrace:
java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.impl.ReportEngine$EngineExtensionManager.<init>(ReportEngine.java:804)

And you were later able to fix it.Can you please let me know how you fixed this issue.

Thanks,
Amar.
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