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BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting by Nola Hague, Alethea Hannemann, Diana Peh

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Glossary

abstract base class

A class that organizes a class hierarchy or defines methods and variables that apply to descendant classes. An abstract base class does not support the creation of instances.

Related terms

class, class hierarchy, descendant class, object, method, variable

Active Server Page (ASP)

A web server technology that Microsoft Corporation developed. ASPs support the creation of dynamic, interactive sessions. The technology contains both HTML and embedded programming code that is written in VBScript or JavaScript.

Related terms

hypertext markup language (HTML), JavaScript, VBScript (Visual Basic Script Edition), web server

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JavaServer Page (JSP)

aggregate expression

An expression that uses an aggregate function to produce ...

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