Create advanced reports, including cross tabs, sub-reports, and charts that connect to practically any data sourceusing open source Pentaho Reporting.Create great-looking enterprise reports in PDF, Excel, and HTML with Pentaho's Open Source Reporting Suite, andintegrate report generation into your existing Java application with minimal hassleUse data source options to develop advanced graphs, graphics, cross tabs, and sub-reportsDive deeply into the Pentaho Reporting Engine's XML and Java APIs to create dynamic reportsWork with a multitude of examples throughout the book for quick learning on every topicIn DetailPentaho Reporting lets you create, generate, and distribute rich and sophisticated report content from differentdata sources. Knowing how to use it quickly and efficiently gives you the edge in producing reports from yourdatabase. If you have been looking for a book that has plenty of easy-to-understand instructions and also containslots of examples and screenshots, this is where your search ends.This book shows you how to replace or build your enterprise reporting solution from scratch with Pentaho'sReporting Suite. Through detailed examples, it dives deeply into all aspects of Pentaho's reportingfunctionalities, providing you with the knowledge you need to master report creation.This book starts off with a number of examples to get you familiar with the tools and technology of the PentahoReporting Suite. Then, with additional examples, it goes into advanced subjects such as charting, sub-reporting,cross tabs, as well as API generation of reports. There are also details and examples on extending Pentaho's opensource reporting engine. The reader will learn the ins and outs of Pentaho Report Designer, including a cheatsheet with all the available short-cut keys, to make report design efficient and painless.Embedding reports into your Java application can be difficult. With Pentaho Reporting it's just a few lines ofcode. The book provides examples of how to embed reporting into your J2EE and client Java applications, as well asshowing you how to build dynamic reports from scratch using Pentaho Reporting's simple Java Bean-based reportgeneration API.Setting up and integrating a reporting server in an enterprise environment can be arduous. In addition to learninghow to build great embeddable reports, you'll also learn how to combine Pentaho Reporting with Pentaho's BI Serverfor a zero-code, easy-to-configure, enterprise reporting solution.What you will learn from this book?Install and get started with Pentaho ReportingBuild great-looking reports that render as PDF, Excel, and HTML using Pentaho Report DesignerLearn the ins and outs of Pentaho Report Designer, including a list of short-cut keys for quick report generationConfigure your JDBC database and other data sources to drive dynamic reportsInclude Pie, Bar, Line, and many other chart types within your reports, as well as other graphicsParameterize your reports, using the open formula standard to drive calculations within your reportsAdd sub-reports and cross tabs in your reports to more effectively present informationBuild interactive Swing and HTML reports that are more like dashboards than traditional static enterprise reportsBuild Pentaho Reports programmatically with easy-to-use XML and Java APIsLearn to write your own open formula functions and custom graphical elements in reportsWrite your own extensions to Pentaho Reporting, for complete integration and customization into your environmentFind out why you should use open source reporting over proprietary reporting offerings (hint: it's free and youcan customize it)Install Pentaho's BI Server and deploy your reports with permissions and scheduling with zero code.
Author: Will Gorman
Title: Pentaho Reporting 3.5 for Java Developers
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Size: 6,3 MB