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Accessing the ReportEngine within a RCP configuration [message #1744645] Thu, 29 September 2016 08:52
Mario CC is currently offline Mario CCFriend
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Registered: April 2016
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I just started using Birt and I have a fundamental question:

How can I access a ReportEngine reference within a RCP config?

I integrated birt in an RCP application using the WebViewer.display method:

public class ReportingView extends ViewPart {

	public void createPartControl(Composite parent) {

		Browser browser = new Browser(parent, SWT.NONE);

		HashMap<String, Serializable> myparms = new HashMap<String, Serializable>();

		// Birt Viewer parameters
		myparms.put("SERVLET_NAME_KEY", "frameset");
		myparms.put("FORMAT_KEY", "html");
		myparms.put("ALLOW_PAGE", "false");
		myparms.put("SHOW_PARAMETER_PAGE", "true");

		String path = "";
		Bundle bundle = Platform.getBundle("com.example.workbench.reportingview");
		URL url = FileLocator.find(bundle, new Path("report.rptdesign"), null);
		try {
			path = FileLocator.toFileURL(url).getPath();
		} catch (IOException e) {
		WebViewer.display(path, browser, myparms);

With some extra configurations, I managed to create a view in my RCP environment that launches a report viewer in order to visualize my report. The Birt engine and the viewer are integrated as plugins.

From this same class, I'm trying to re-execute the report programatically passing a parameter depending on the users interaction with the launched RCP workbench.

How can I access the reference to the actual Report Engine? The report has been executed once, and there is already an engine running...therefore, I supose that it is not necessary to create a new instance of EngineConfig. I just want to access my actual engine (deployed as a plugin) or report and re-execute the report passing some new parameters: as if I was clicking on the "execute raport" icon once the report has already executed once.

I followed the integration tutorial:

I also tried in order to access the running engine but it did not work. Actually I'm pretty sure that there is no need to create a new instance of the EngineConf but I could not find an alternative way.

EngineConfig config = new EngineConfig( );

I'm using Birt 4.5 in Eclipse Mars.

Thank you in advance,


[Updated on: Thu, 29 September 2016 11:51]

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