Chapter 13. Programming with the BIRT Reporting APIs

A reporting application uses the BIRT report engine API to generate reports from report design (.rptdesign) files. Typically, the application produces the report as a formatted file or stream, in HTML or PDF format. Alternatively, the application can create a report document (.rptdocument) file that contains the report content in binary form, then renders the report to HTML or PDF later.

This chapter describes the fundamental requirements of a reporting application and describes the BIRT API classes and interfaces that you use in the application. This chapter also provides detailed information about the tasks to perform.

The BIRT APIs in the package support the ...

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