SolutionsSummitIntroducingAdHocReportingWithJaspersoftStudio

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Introducing Ad hoc Reporting with Jaspersoft Studio

Solutions Summit 2014 John Snyder

Agenda • • • • Defining Jaspersoft Studio • What is JasperReports?

• • What is Jaspersoft Studio?

How do they work?

Using Jaspersoft Studio • Learning the user interface • Creating a new report template T-Recs and Jaspersoft Studio • Connecting to your T-Recs database • T-Recs integration with a new report template Getting Started • How you get Jaspersoft Studio?

• • What resources are available?

What do you need to know?

Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

What Is JasperReports?

• An open source, Java based, reporting engine • Supported and distributed by Jaspersoft (www.jaspersoft.com) • Used for all T-Recs reporting • Delivered with T-Recs as part of the installation • Outputs PDF, HTML, XLS(X), RTF, TXT, XML, and CSV • Supports internationalization, multi-language and multi currency Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

What Is Jaspersoft Studio?

• • • • • • • • The successor to iReport (which is being sunsetted in 12/15) A small footprint, standalone, desktop report designer program based on JasperReports No runtime platform, just design and test Similar to Crystal Reports (now SAP Business Objects), MS Access report designer, etc.

Not included with T-Recs Produces the same report template files Chesapeake already uses in T Recs, jrxml files Used by our implementers and developers to create custom reports for our customers T-Recs customers may use it to create their own custom reports Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

How Does It Work?

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Using Jaspersoft Studio – Demonstration Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

Connecting Jaspersoft Studio To Your T-Recs Database • Developing a new report template requires a direct connection to your T-Recs database from your iReport workstation • Database access should be read only • Licensed customers: • Work with your DBA team to acquire appropriate authorization • Establish a connection using the same authentication as T-Recs uses • Hosted customers: • Create a test database environment Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

T-Recs Integration With A New Jaspersoft Studio Template (PDF) Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

T-Recs Integration With A New Jaspersoft Studio Template (Internal) Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

How You Get Jaspersoft Studio • Only the Community Edition is free • Trial editions of the Commercial Edition are available • Download Jaspersoft Studio Community Edition installation setup from: community.jaspersoft.com/download • Context sensitive help is built in • • Get the latest version, currently 5.6

Backward compatibility is supported • T-Recs is currently using version 4.7

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What Resources Are Available?

• • Books: • “Jaspersoft Studio User Guide” from: http://community static.jaspersoft.com/sites/default/files/docs/jaspersoft-studio-user guide_0.pdf (current version 5.6) • “JasperReports Ultimate Guide” from: http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/JasperReports-Ultimate-Guide-3.pdf (last updated 2011) • Jaspersoft Resources: • http://community.jaspersoft.com/project/jaspersoft-studio/resources Chesapeake Training: • • At Chesapeake Onsite Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

What Do You Need To Know?

• About Jaspersoft Studio • Report design concepts and practices • Database connectivity and structure • Basic SQL • Jaspersoft Studio design user interface and processing • About T-Recs • The database schema • How to set up External Tasks Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

Other Possibilities • JasperReports Server • Report depository • Build your own dashboards Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc. • Proprietary and Confidential

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