Enterprise report data is frequently stored in a variety of systems and in disparate formats. BIRT Report Designer provides wizards to set up access to the following types of data sources:
JDBC data sources
The most common way to access a data source is to use the JDBC protocol. BIRT reports use SQL queries and stored procedures to access these data sources.
BIRT reports use text files as data sources. These text files are typically created by business systems and applications that create logs.
BIRT reports use XML data, either as a stream or a document.
Many examples included as part of the BIRT download use the sample database, Classic Models. That database is included in the default installation ...