By divas on Jan 31, 2007
We just published a new Visual Web Pack tutorial, Generating Reports and PDFs From a Web Application that shows how use JasperReports to generate HTML and PDF reports from a data source. JasperReports is a reporting tool that outputs reports in HTML, PDF, XLS, CSV, and XML formats. This tutorial provides code, which you can copy to any project's application bean, that fills a report with the same query result that you use to populate the JavaServer Faces components on a page. The tutorial also shows how to modify the build script to compile the JasperReport templates.
Thanks to Craig Conover and Marina Sum who forged the trail with their tutorial on using JasperReports with the NetBeans IDE, and to Craig McClanahan who made sure my sample code followed the "best practices".
Geertjan just blogged on a JasperReports Visual Designer for the NetBeans IDE. I look forward to exploring this designer and finding out how this designer integrates with Visual Web applications.