|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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