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

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Chapter 14. Programming with the BIRT Charting APIs

This chapter describes the basic requirements of a charting application and illustrates the use of BIRT charting API classes and interfaces for modifying an existing chart definition and for creating a new chart.

The BIRT charting API allows you to:

  • Write Java applications with bar charts, pie charts, line charts, scatter charts, area charts, dial charts, and stock charts.

  • Customize a chart in many ways to fit the requirements of the application.

  • Modify an existing chart item in a BIRT report design or add a chart to an existing report design.

While this chapter illustrates how to customize an existing chart and create a new chart within a BIRT application, describing how to use the charting API in ...

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