Chapter 21. Developing a Data Extraction Extension

This chapter describes how to develop a report data extraction extension using the Eclipse PDE. The data extraction example exports report data to XML format. The Eclipse PDE provides the basis for the extension.

Understanding a data extraction extension

BIRT Report Engine provides a data extraction extension point that supports developing a new plug-in for exporting report data to a custom format. The BIRT user interface also provides a built-in data extraction feature that can export data from a report document in CSV format. This functionality is available in the BIRT Web Viewer. The Data Export feature is available in the BIRT Web Viewer toolbar, as shown in Figure 21-1.

Figure 21-1 BIRT ...

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