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

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Chapter 18. Developing a Report Rendering Extension

This chapter describes how to develop a report rendering extension using the Eclipse PDE with a sample CSV report rendering extension as the example. You learn how to develop a BIRT report rendering extension in the following sections:

  • Understanding a report rendering extension

  • Developing the CSV report rendering extension

  • Understanding the sample CSV report rendering extension

  • Testing the CSV report rendering plug-in

Understanding a report rendering extension

BIRT Report Engine provides report rendering extensions that render a report in HTML and PDF. In BIRT release 2.1, the BIRT report rendering extension API supports rendering a report in a customized format, such as CSV.

This chapter provides a ...

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