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BIRT iHub F-Type is a free BIRT server. It incorporates all the functionality of BIRT iHub and is limited only by the capacity of output it can deliver on a daily basis. This deployment option is ideal for departmental and smaller scale applications. When BIRT F-Type reaches its maximum output capacity, additional capacity can be purchased on a subscription based model.
The guide below will take you through everything you need to install, set up, and use your iHub F-Type. If you run into issues, take a look at the FAQ. If you can't find what you're looking for there, head on over to the community forums.
Some of the key features of BIRT iHub F-Type that will help improve your BIRT content applications are:
This section covers a range of topics related to BIRT iHub installation. These include:
Interactive Viewer enables report customization without requiring technical understanding of underlying data structures. Report users can access, personalize and customize their BIRT content within moments of being introduced to the intuitive interface. One report design serves many users because it does not need to conform to just one structure, reducing developer workload. Running a single, multi-purpose report reduces system load, empowers users, and increases their satisfaction. Interactive Viewer supports adding hyperlinks, computed values, modifying charts, graphs, and gadgets, sorting, filtering, and grouping data.
BIRT iHub F-Type supports running reports or dashboards immediately, at a set time, based on an event, and on a recurring basis. When developers or end users schedule a report, they work within the security framework to specify who has access to the output, who will be notified about the document availability, and where it is to be delivered. Documents can be parameterized to support further individualization of the document output. The following topics are covered in this guide:
Developers can share an array of items used in the BIRT iHub ecosystem: applications, archives, project files, libraries, data sets, report layouts, templates, cubes and so on. To share reports, users assign privileges on the output document when scheduling the report to run. These privileges form part of iHub’s security features and determine which users can view and which users can subsequently run the report. The following topics are covered in this guide:
Developers can export a dashboard or a report to Excel XLS or XLSX format. A particularly powerful capability, the Excel export retains the integrity of the data at the same time as it preserves formulas and pivot tables in the report. Individual elements of a report, such as charts, summary tables, or cross tabs can also be exported. Once exported, the file can be used by other applications and by our viewers. The following topics are covered in this guide:
You can view, modify, or create a crosstab report using Interactive Crosstabs. A crosstab report displays summary information in rows and columns. The following topics are covered in this guide:
A dashboard is an application that displays business information as content-rich gadgets. You can create a dashboard incorporating gadgets that display real-time or static data as interactive charts, crosstabs, formatted text, and Reportlets. This guide provides information about using BIRT Dashboards. The topics covered in this section include:
Report Studio is a self-service ad hoc reporting application for everyday business users who want to create dynamic data visualizations and business reports without relying on IT. Web-based, easy-to-use end user reporting tools help create insightful ad hoc reports when you need to find instant answers to specific business questions. The topics included in this section include:
- Requires BIRT Designer Professional