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

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Chapter 15. Programming using the BIRT Charting API

This chapter describes the basic requirements of a charting application and illustrates the use of BIRT charting API classes and interfaces for modifying an existing chart definition and for creating a new chart. This API supports:

  • Writing Java applications with many chart types, such as bar charts, pie charts, line charts, scatter charts, area charts, dial charts, and stock charts.

  • Customizing many properties of a chart to fit the users’ requirements.

  • Modifying an existing chart item in a BIRT report design or adding a chart to an existing report design.

This chapter shows how to customize an existing chart and create a new chart within a BIRT application, but describing how to use the charting ...

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