|BIRT features [message #885858]
||Wed, 13 June 2012 18:23
| harip kaligo
Registered: July 2011
Could some one whether below features are supported by BIRT
Simple implementation w/o forced metadata layering
Architecture Manageable by business
Dashboards w/ drill down capabilities
Graphics including Maps
Cubing technology options
Reporting (supporting pdf, ppt, excel, scheduled reports)
Provides a user Interface
Full Excel support
Architecturally neutral (can handle any data source)
Provide the option of editable reports for user customization
Allows the business owners to own report change control
Has to be supportable by International technology
User experience needs to be simple and easy to use
Solid, robust tool
Write back to database
|Re: BIRT features [message #886369 is a reply to message #886356]
||Thu, 14 June 2012 19:57
| Jason Weathersby
Registered: July 2009
Actuate's commercial products handle almost all of your questions.|
Open source BIRT contains engines and a designer. There is also an
example viewer that can be deployed to a JavaEE container. If you want
scheduling and permissions that has to be handled by the developer.
Simple implementation w/o forced metadata layering - Yes
Architecture Manageable by business - Handled By Developer
Dashboards w/ drill down capabilities - Yes
Graphics including Maps - Nice charting package and image support.
Can also be integrated with something like Google Maps
Cubing technology options - BIRT supplies data cubes that can be built
off of data sets from multiple datasources. These cubes can then be
analyzed in a crosstab or chart.
Reporting (supporting pdf, ppt, excel, scheduled reports) - no
scheduling, but support for pdf, excel, ppt, open office, postscript and
Provides a user Interface - Example Viewer is a simple viewer with toc,
pagination and export options.
Full Excel support - Native Excel emitter does not support things like
emitting pics and charts, but several open source emitters exist that
can provide that capability.
Architecturally neutral (can handle any data source) - If it has a
structure or API BIRT should be able to get the data.
Provide the option of editable reports for user customization - You have
to use script elements with a BIRT text item to handle most of this.
BIRT supports a lot of interactivity.
Allows the business owners to own report change control - You will need
to integrate or develop this.
Has to be supportable by International technology - Supports I18n and
Scalable - If deployed correctly yes. Actuate uses this same engien in
its highly scalable server.
User experience needs to be simple and easy to use - yes
Solid, robust tool - BIRT has been in development since 2002. It is
mature, but like any open source project we do encounter bugs that need
to be fixed.
Write back to database - BIRT supports a fully scriptable environment
that fires events throughout the life cycle of a report. These scripts
can do write back or you can implement a client side write back using
script tags in a text element.
On 6/14/2012 3:31 PM, harip kaligo wrote:
> Am referring to open source BIRT.
> Could you please say whether they are supported or not?
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