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

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Chapter 12. Accessing Data Programmatically

BIRT supports accessing a data source using JavaScript code. A data source that you access using JavaScript is called a scripted data source. Using a scripted data source, you can access objects other than an SQL, XML, or text file data source.

Because the JavaScript code for accessing and managing a scripted data source can wrap Java objects, a scripted data source can be an EJB, an XML stream, a Hibernate object, or any other Java object that retrieves data. A scripted data source must return data in tabular format, so that BIRT can perform sorting, aggregation, and grouping.

Using a Scripted Data Source

Creating a scripted data source and creating a non-scripted data source are similar tasks. The differences ...

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