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How to get the report "Layout preference" with engine API [message #1006821] Sat, 02 February 2013 12:19 Go to next message
donino donino is currently offline donino doninoFriend
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Hi,

I would need to check with the report engine API if a report has been set to "auto" or "fixed" (layout preference property).

I found with a IReportRunnable object we can get this:
IReportRunnable reportDesign;
...
reportDesign.getDesignHandle().getDesignHandle().getLayoutPreference();


However this way is deprecated and returns null, it is said here we must use a moduleHandle instead:
reportDesign.getDesignHandle().getModuleHandle().*

This moduleHandle has tons of methods, but not a "getLayoutPreference()" Sad .

Please is there a way to get this property with the report engine API?

Thanks

[Updated on: Sat, 02 February 2013 12:22]

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Re: How to get the report "Layout preference" with engine API [message #1006850 is a reply to message #1006821] Sat, 02 February 2013 21:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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From the designer, reportContext.getDesignHandle().getLayoutPreference() works. What's your BIRT version?

Michael

Add interactivity, scheduling, sharing, live Excel export, and JS integration to your BIRT app with the new, free BIRT server, BIRT iHub F-Type.
Re: How to get the report "Layout preference" with engine API [message #1006970 is a reply to message #1006850] Sun, 03 February 2013 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donino donino is currently offline donino doninoFriend
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Thank you Michael,

I use BIRT 4.2.1 both for Runtime / Eclipse Designer

You are right i missed it worked like this in the designer, though we still have an issue with it: as you can see in a script expression of the designer, unlike all others methods this function is not suggested by the code completion, i wonder why? If we try to use it in a java project from a ModuleHandle:

IReportRunnable reportDesign;
...
reportDesign.getDesignHandle().getModuleHandle().getLayoutPreference();
the Java project is refusing to be compiled because this method is unknown in the class ModuleHandle. I probably missed something, it seems to be the only report property that we are not able to retrieve from a "IReportRunnable" object, please could you help?

Thanks!
Re: How to get the report "Layout preference" with engine API [message #1007021 is a reply to message #1006970] Mon, 04 February 2013 05:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Try this:

reportDesign.getDesignHandle().getModuleHandle().getDisplayProperty("layoutPreference");


Michael

Add interactivity, scheduling, sharing, live Excel export, and JS integration to your BIRT app with the new, free BIRT server, BIRT iHub F-Type.
Re: How to get the report "Layout preference" with engine API [message #1007124 is a reply to message #1007021] Mon, 04 February 2013 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donino donino is currently offline donino doninoFriend
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Great!!! It works! thanks a million Michael, i was struggling with this!!!
Re: How to get the report "Layout preference" with engine API [message #1007136 is a reply to message #1007124] Mon, 04 February 2013 15:23 Go to previous message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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You're welcome! Glad to help!

Michael

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