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Really confused by data bindings [message #804561] Wed, 22 February 2012 19:33 Go to next message
Birt Unmitigated is currently offline Birt UnmitigatedFriend
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Registered: February 2012
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I'm trying to create my first Birt report and this data binding thing is confusing the bejeezus out of me.

So I have a data set that's working. And I want to show it on a table.

I right clicked my table and selected edit data bindings. I put in display names for all of my columns and changed the datatypes.

That seems to have gotten saved. But nothing appears on the report.

I then tried dragging columns from my dataset onto the detail band of the table, and when I do that Birt brings up a (different?) data binding editor where it doesn't have any of the changes I made, and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this one.

Could someone explain how the data binding concept is supposed to work?
Re: Really confused by data bindings [message #805367 is a reply to message #804561] Thu, 23 February 2012 17:20 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Take a look at this post:
http://birtworld.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-difference-between.html

Also on a side note you can just drag the entire dataset to the canvas
and a bound table will be created automatically.

Jason

On 2/22/2012 2:33 PM, Birt Unmitigated wrote:
> I'm trying to create my first Birt report and this data binding thing is
> confusing the bejeezus out of me.
>
> So I have a data set that's working. And I want to show it on a table.
>
> I right clicked my table and selected edit data bindings. I put in
> display names for all of my columns and changed the datatypes.
>
> That seems to have gotten saved. But nothing appears on the report.
>
> I then tried dragging columns from my dataset onto the detail band of
> the table, and when I do that Birt brings up a (different?) data binding
> editor where it doesn't have any of the changes I made, and I'm not sure
> what I'm supposed to do with this one.
>
> Could someone explain how the data binding concept is supposed to work?
>
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