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

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Chapter 18. Developing a Report Item Extension

This chapter describes how to create a BIRT extension in the Eclipse PDE using the sample report item extension, rotated label. You learn about creating a BIRT report item extension in the following sections:

  • Understanding a report item extension

  • Developing the sample report item extension

  • Understanding the sample report item extension

  • Building, deploying, and testing the rotated label report item plug-in

Understanding a report item extension

A report item extension adds a new type of report item to the BIRT framework by implementing multiple extension points. A plug-in that defines an extension point typically contains an XML extension point schema definition (.exsd) file in a schema subdirectory. This ...

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