Chapter 17. Extending BIRT

This chapter provides an overview of the BIRT extension framework and shows how to create and deploy a BIRT extension using the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE).

Overview of the extension framework

BIRT is a set of plug-in extensions that support adding reporting functionality to an application. The BIRT APIs define extension points that support a developer adding custom functionality to this framework. Report developers find the BIRT source code in the Eclipse CVS repository.

In the Eclipse installation, the name of a plug-in directory has an appended version number. For simplicity, this book does not show the version number in the names of the plug-in directories. For example, the book abbreviates the ...

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