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

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Chapter 5. Using Eclipse BIRT Web Viewer

Eclipse BIRT 2.2.1 provides an improved sample Web Viewer. The Web Viewer is an AJAX-based, J2EE application that illustrates how to use the BIRT engine to generate and render report content.

The Web Viewer consists of JSP fragments, Java code-behind pages, servlets, JavaScript classes, and cascading style sheets. The Web Viewer uses the prototype JavaScript framework to implement AJAX-based communications within the Web Viewer and to the Web Viewer servlets. The Web Viewer also has a set of events monitored by the Web Viewer. You can use the plug-in format of the Web Viewer in existing Eclipse-based architectures, such as RCP applications.

This chapter describes how to use the sample Eclipse BIRT Web Viewer ...

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