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#1 Elja


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:34 AM


I need help with the report I'm working on.


What I need is to obtain json object via URL, parse and create a report out of it. I've been using Oracle SQL and PostgreSQL before and I'm not a coder so this is beating me..


I'v searched for solution for quite a while now but haven't been able to solve the problems with getting info out of the json object.


There's a simple solution which I've used to practise with (example from kclark):



Things done at the moment (following the example above):

1) I have created a scripted data source "Data source"

2) Then I created a scripted data set "Json_DS"

* The scripted "Data source" was selected as data source for the data set

* The output columns (name, title, phone) were created accordingly

* The Open and Fetch -scripts were added to Json_DS data set.

3) Json file was added to C:/tmp and the file location was updated into open-script:



But: even this simple example of reading and managing the json object produces an error:



I checked this there shouldn't be a privilege problem with reading the file.

Could this be a problem with importPackages?



I need to read a 2-dimentional json object via URL and create a report out of it.

IF possible, I'd need to read 3 json objects and mix them together in 1 excel file (3 tabs).



1) Could I use the following example, (Answer #2)?


-> OR is there an easier solution available?

2) If the code above is used, should it be placed in data sets Open or Fetch script?

3) Could someone please show me an example how to construct this report (if not out of these parts, what sould be done)?


I attach a pic of the partial json object I'll use to create the report.


Please help, I'm running out of time and still have to figure out why I can't even make the simple example work..

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#2 Clement Wong

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:24 PM

What version of BIRT are you using?


Have you seen this DevShare?



The example uses a scripted data source / data set to retrieve JSON data via URL.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:58 AM

Hello. I'm using Birt (Eclipse) 4.6.0.

The problem is that I'm not a coder (java/javascript) and I've been working with Oracle/PostgreSQL-reports until this recent report.


Json object handling with scripts is so different that I don't know where to place the scripts etc.


Thanks for your advice, I'll check the article you sent me!


- Elja