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To access the JasperServer repository within iReport: 1. Start iReport. The Repository Navigator tool bar appears: 3.

When iReport starts for the first time, no servers are configured. To add a server, click the first button in the repository navigator tool bar. Connecting to JasperServer from iReport 4. Enter the information that the plug-in will use to access your JasperServer instance. In the default installation with a single organization, you can leave this field blank.

The view of the repository and any actions you take through iReport will use the permissions for this user. Click Save, then expand the repository tree in the Repository Navigator. The JasperServer repository tree appears as it would to the user in the given organization.

You can add any number of servers to this list. If you have multiple versions of the plug-in installed, the list includes all the servers configured for every version iReport after 3. Note that you may experience problems when connecting to servers that are not compatible with your version of the plug-in. A report has a main JRXML file, a data source, a set of input controls zero or more , and a set of resources zero or more.

To create a report unit in the repository: 1. Right-click the parent folder for the new report and click Add Report Unit in the context menu. If you have a report open in the design area, select Locally Defined and click Get source from current opened report to use it in the new report unit.

You are prompted for the data source. Select a valid data source either from the repository or locally defined and click Finish. The report unit appears in the repository tree. To add an image from the repository to a report, drag the image into the design window from the repository tree. To add a subreport to a report, drag the JRXML for the subreport from the repository into the detail band. The JRXML for the subreport must already be created and saved as a resource in the repository or in the report A sub-report element is created.

You cannot run a subreport directly on the server; you must run the whole report unit. To run the report, right-click the report unit and select run Report Unit from the context menu.

For more information, refer to Running a Report from iReport. When you upload a report that uses the repo: syntax to refer to resources in the repository, iReport prompts you to locate the resources. Browse the repository to the correct resource and click OK. Managing Resources in the Repository from iReport While creating reports that you intend to store in the JasperServer Repository, you will also need to create and manage the resources associated with them, such as images, JARs, JRXML files, properties files for localized reports, input controls, datatypes, lists of values, style templates JRTX , and data sources.

Or if you are maintaining existing reports, you may need to access, modify, and save changes to existing resources. You can also modify the location, name, or description of the repository folders. To add, modify, or delete resources to the repository from iReport: 1.

To add a resources in the repository navigator, right-click the folder that will hold the resource, select Add then click the desired object in the context menu. To change the location of a resource in the repository, locate the object, then drag-and-drop it to the new location.

Alternatively, right-click the object and select Copy or Cut, or use the keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X, respectively. Locate the destination and right-click and select Paste, or use the keyboard shortcut Control-V. When cutting the object, it will not be removed from its original location until pasted in the new location. To delete a resource from the repository, locate the object, right-click it, and select Delete. You must confirm you action to prevent accidental deletions.

To modify a resource, navigate the repository tree to find its folder, then right-click the resource and select Properties. In the dialog window that appear, there are one or more tabs depending on the type of resource. If the logged in user has administrative privileges, you can modify the values and save them back to the Repository.

Editing General Properties of Repository Objects in iReport The other tabs, if any, contain controls that are specific to each type of resource. File-based resources have a Resource tab to replace or export the file, and other repository objects have their own specific settings.

As shown in the following figure, an image resource shows the image itself, and an input control lets you edit its various parameters: Editing Resource-Specific Properties of Repository Objects in iReport 6.

Click Save in the Properties dialog to make your changes effective in the repository. Editing a Report in the Repository from iReport In the repository tree, report units appear as special folders with this icon:.

You must upload it back to the repository when finished, as explained in the following procedure: To edit a JRXML file in the Repository from iReport: 1. This directory is never automatically cleared out. Edit the file as needed, either in the Designer or in the XML editor.

To edit a Report Unit in the Repository from iReport: 1. In the repository tree, right-click the report unit and select Properties. On the General tab, change the repository name or description as appropriate. Similarly, you can select the data source from the repository or from iReport.

On the Other tab, you can set display properties for any input controls. The JSP fields are for modifying the appearance of the controls, and the Controls Layout determine where they appear. Editing Parameters of a Report Unit in iReport 5. Running a Report from iReport To run a report on the server using all the export options set in iReport: 1. Right-click a report in the repository tree and click Run Report Unit.

If the report has input controls, the Report Parameters window prompts you for values. If the report does not display, look for errors or messages in the Report Problems Window at the bottom of the iReport interface.

Creating Reports in iReport Based on a Domain in JasperServer A Domain is a virtual view of a data source that represents the data in business terms appropriate to your audience, and it limits the data to that which is appropriate for the audience. For more information about Domains, see chapter Creating Domains. The Domain plug-in enables iReport users to generate reports from Domains.

The plug-in is installed in iReport by default. It relies on the JasperServer plug-in to access the repository. To create a report in iReport based on a Domain in JasperServer: 1. The Domain Window appears docked on the left-hand side of the screen.



Mor Another option is to use the Alternate Import-Export Scripts because they do not require any configuration, regardless of the installation method. Specify the following options if desired: See Jaspersoft iReport Designer. See virtual data sources. A JSON object that describes the export options. When you import a user, if its roles exist in the repository, the user is given these roles. When specified, the configuration and security settings on the server are exported. This option should only be used in conjunction with —uris.


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To access the JasperServer repository within iReport: 1. Start iReport. The Repository Navigator tool bar appears: 3. When iReport starts for the first time, no servers are configured. To add a server, click the first button in the repository navigator tool bar. Connecting to JasperServer from iReport 4. Enter the information that the plug-in will use to access your JasperServer instance.


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