|Re: [birt-report-engine-dev] Running BIRT from source code|
Couple of resources you may want to take a look at.
First, I have several example projects that are in Subversion that show how to run BIRT. They are described in this post on BirtWorld. I believe that the birt_api is setup to run against 2.3.0 now, but there are several report engine libraries available there.
You may also want to have a look at http://birtworld.blogspot.com/2008/04/testing-and-debug-of-reports.html
In terms of running the reports from source, it turns out that it is a bit trickier than you might want. The problem is that ReportEngine code does not have a source build. What I typically do is get the source build of the All-In-One package and use that to attach source to the libs in the ReportEngine. It is a bit painful, but quicker than trying to pull all of the source. I describe that here.
Finally, if you really want to pull all of the source, I would recommend using Team Project Sets. I have an article on how to use Team Project Sets here.
Hope this helps,
Eric P. Mangold wrote:
Hello gentlemen, I'm using the Report Engine API to run reports, but I'm getting a BirtException when I call the run() method on the task. I have no idea what is causing this exception, and there isn't any message associated with it. I would like to run BIRT from source code so that I can see where exactly the exception is being raised. I'm following the instructions here: http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/build/buildInstructions.php the CVS checkout is successful... then I add references to the necessary birt projects to my project properties. I try to build my workspace and I get about 50 BILLION errors... no idea why... I've tried this with Eclipse 3.2 and 3.4.1... using CVS BIRT_2_3_1_RC1_20080903 and also CVS HEAD. I'm new to both Java and Eclipse, and at this point I'm completely lost :) Hoping someone can point me in the right direction... Thanks in advance, Eric P. Mangold _______________________________________________ birt-report-engine-dev mailing list birt-report-engine-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/birt-report-engine-dev