Chapter 15. Programming Using the BIRT Charting API

This chapter describes the basic requirements of a charting application and demonstrates how to use the BIRT charting API to create a new chart and modify an existing chart definition. The BIRT chart engine provides the BIRT charting API. Classes and interfaces in this API support:

• Writing Java applications to generate many types of charts, such as bar charts, line charts, pie charts, scatter charts, and stock charts.

• Customizing the properties of a chart to fit the users’ requirements.

• Modifying an existing chart item in a BIRT report design or adding a chart to an existing report design.

This chapter shows how to customize an existing chart and create a new chart within a BIRT application. ...

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