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Ad Hoc Reports -- Use BIRT or JSP?? [message #759972] Wed, 30 November 2011 18:49 Go to next message
John Roberts is currently offline John Roberts
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Registered: August 2011
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I have to create dynamic a report. I have used BIRT for canned reports - with paginated tables and charts, and that seems to work rather well. I have integrated in Spring JDBC templates using a BIRT scripted datasource. Life is good.

But for an ad-hoc report - one that does not require a chart - I am wondering if BIRT is the best choice. With BIRT, I would have to stub out a report definition, read it in, modify it on the fly, and then run it. Instead, I could just create JSP pages with less effort.

Or am I missing something? Confused
Re: Ad Hoc Reports -- Use BIRT or JSP?? [message #759983 is a reply to message #759972] Wed, 30 November 2011 19:14 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Registered: July 2009
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John,

For simple stuff JSP may be better, but if you want to take advantage of
drill through, conditional highlighting etc BIRT may be better. The DE
API is fairly simple to use in this scenario.

Jason

On 11/30/2011 1:49 PM, John Roberts wrote:
> I have to create dynamic a report. I have used BIRT for canned reports -
> with paginated tables and charts, and that seems to work rather well. I
> have integrated in Spring JDBC templates using a BIRT scripted
> datasource. Life is good.
>
> But for an ad-hoc report - one that does not require a chart - I am
> wondering if BIRT is the best choice. With BIRT, I would have to stub
> out a report definition, read it in, modify it on the fly, and then run
> it. Instead, I could just create JSP pages with less effort.
>
> Or am I missing something? :?
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