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Integrating and Extending BIRT by Iana Chatalbasheva, Jane Tatchell, Tom Bondur, Don French, Jason Weathersby

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Chapter 12. Understanding the BIRT APIs

BIRT consists of hundreds of Java classes and interfaces, but most of them are only of interest to contributors to the BIRT open source project. Developers of applications only require access to the classes and interfaces that are in the public API. The public API consists of the classes and interfaces in the following package hierarchies:

  • Report engine API

    The org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api package hierarchy contains the API that a developer of a custom report generator uses. This API provides the most commonly used functionality for a reporting application. The key class in the report engine API is ReportEngine. This class provides access to creating a report from a report design or a report document. ...

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