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BIRT Designer

This guide contains everything you need to know to use the Eclipse BIRT Designer. Eclipse open-source BIRT Designer equips developers with everything they need to access data sources; transform, integrate and apply business logic to data; secure, filter, format and present the resulting reports to users. Since BIRT Designer is the basis for the OpenText Actuate Analytics Designer, much of this guide is applicable to both designers. The links in this tutorial take you to the BIRT Report Developer Guide on help.eclipse.org. If looking for the Analytics Designer quick start guide, lots of which is applicable to the open source designer, see the Analytics Designer Design Guide.

Download

If you have not yet downloaded the Eclipse BIRT Designer, you should do that now. Below is a listing of the available downloads available on this site and a link to the Eclipse download page if you do not find what you are looking for:

System Requirements

Introduction and Installation

The topics included in this section are:

  • Introducing Eclipse BIRT Report Designers
  • Installing an Eclipse BIRT Report Designer
  • Installing Other Eclipse BIRT Packages
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Tutorial: Creating a Simple Listing Report

Some of the things you'll learn to do in this tutorial are:

  • Create a Project
  • Create a Report
  • Build a Data Source
  • Build a Data Set
  • Lay Out the Report
  • Sort the Data
  • Format the Report
  • Create a Report Title
Get Started

Accessing and Binding Data

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Designing Reports

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Tutorial: Building a Report that Contains Subreports

Some of the things you'll learn to do in this tutorial are:

  • Build a Master Data Sets
  • Build a Subreport Data Sets
  • Create a Master Report
  • Create Multiple Subreport
  • Link a Subreport to a Master Report
  • Display Subreports Side-by-side
  • Formatting a Report
Get Started

Charting

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Enhancing Reports

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Scripting and Event Handlers

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Books

Find even more information from the full Eclipse Book Series BIRT books: