Using a CSV file as a data source
A BIRT Studio report design can use a comma-separated values (CSV) file as a data source if the CSV file is a predefined data set in a report template. To use the file as a data source, you must copy the CSV file to the appropriate directory. To determine which directory to use, download the .rptdesign file to a local directory as an XML file. In the XML code, locate the <data-sources> element, shown in the following example:
<data-sources>
<oda-data-source
extensionID="org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.oda.flatfile"
name="Data Source" id="266">
<text-property name="displayName">Data Source
</text-property>
<property name="HOME">C:\</property>
<property name="CHARSET">UTF-8</property>
<property name="INCLTYPELINE">YES</property>
</oda-data-source>
</data-sources>
The HOME property shows the directory in which to place the CSV file.

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