Thursday, July 12, 2012

JasperReports Online Training-free modules

JasperSoft provides online training for JasperReports and the iReport designer. You can find it here:

Some of the content is free, some of the content is being charged for with a monthly subscription around $200 per month.

One free nugget you should propably have a look at is the configuration of the iReport Table Component.

If that link won't work over time any more, this is how I got there: Home > Services > Training > Online Learning Portal > Enabling Report Interactivity with the Table Component.

Why is that important? In order to have an additional detail query in your report you would have to create a subreport to achieve that. Using subreports requires you to use additional files for each detail query.

Using the Table Component is an alternative approach to that being able to use a subquery within the current report definition - no longer having to use a separate file.

Although this feature is around for a long time (I guess for a year or two) it is not well documented. So you should definitely have a look.


Update 12.07.2012: Here is another link:

I have also updated the link for the configuration of the iReport Table Component, it was broken.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

JasperReportsIntegration available - now supporting JasperReports 4.6.0

Hi guys,

I have updated the JasperReportsIntegration kit. The new libraries 4.6.0 of JasperReports are now included.

The integration kit itself has not changed. Thus you can simply update the JasperReports libraries to version 4.6.0. This process is explained in the FAQ.

You can find all details, FAQ and downloads here: .

Hopefully I will publish another new version soon, I would like to include an Oracle connection pool in order to simplify the configuration of the data sources which is completely different on all J2EE servers :(. I did this for performance reasons but it didn't turn out to be such a good choice.


Saturday, July 07, 2012

ODTUG KScope12 - Slides and Samples uploaded

Hi guys,

the samples for my JasperReports presentation at ODTUG KScope12 are now available online, you can download them here:

Although you can download the slides for both of my presentations from the ODTUG site, you can download them here as well:

I hope that all DDL scripts are included in the sample archive. If anything is missing or you have problems, please drop me a note.