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

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Chapter 8. Using Scripting in a Report Design

BIRT provides a powerful scripting capability that allows a report developer to create custom code to control various aspects of report creation. This chapter provides an overview of scripting in BIRT. Subsequent chapters focus on implementing script event handlers in JavaScript and Java, writing event handlers for charts, and accessing data using scripted data sources.

Overview of BIRT scripting

When developing a BIRT report using the Eclipse Workbench, you can write custom event handlers in either JavaScript and Java. When developing a BIRT report using the BIRT RCP Report Designer, you can write only JavaScript event handlers.

Choosing between JavaScript and Java

Both JavaScript and Java have advantages ...

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