Chapter 19. Developing a Report Rendering Extension

This chapter describes how to develop a report rendering extension using the Eclipse PDE with sample CSV and XML report rendering extensions as the examples. You learn how to develop a BIRT report rendering extension in the following sections:

Understanding a report rendering extension

BIRT Report Engine provides report rendering extensions that render a report in HTML, PDF, XLS, PostScript, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. In BIRT release 2.2.1, the BIRT report rendering extension API supports rendering a report in a customized format, such as CSV or XML.

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