Using JReport Beans in Novell ConsoleOne


  1. Download NovellClient for Windows NT from, and install NovellClient  to logon the NetWare sever.
  2. Download the release of ConsoleOne from, run the ConsoleOne installer to install ConsoleOne 1.3.2 under D:\Novell\ConsoleOne\1.2\bin.
  3. Download designer.exe from, execute the installation file and follow the installation wizard step by step to install JReport Designer Bean for Novell under D:\Novell\ConsoleOne\1.2.
  4. Logon the NetWare server.
    Suppose the NetWare server has been started up and you logon Windows NT.  

    Right click the red N icon in the System Tray and click NetWare Login, or right click Network Neighborhood and click NetWare Login, or select  Novell Login from the Start menu.

    In either of ways above, you will get the following dialog:

    Enter the user name in the Username text box, please note that the user should be the member of the administration group. Then enter the password of this user. Click OK to complete the login.

    Notes: 1. If  you logon the NetWare server for the first time, you should click the Advanced button, and enter the name of Tree and Context that have been named on the NetWare server.  2. If you have the same name and password as Windows NT, you will logon Windows NT and NetWare at the same time when you start Windows NT.

  5. Launch Novell ConsoleOne by simply double-clicking the ConsoleOne icon on the desktop.

Generating Reports

  1. Create a new object.  Right click on Context under the TREE node and select New | Object.

  2. Select Report Catalog from the Class list and click OK to create a new catalog.

  3. In the New Report Catalog dialog, input the catalog name, here we input "tutorial", locate the path to store the file, then check Novell-defined as the data source. Click OK.

  4. The following dialog appears to allow you to add tables.  Select tables from the available list, click Add, then Done.

  5. You will get into the Properties dialog. Make sure the Forms tab is selected, then click New.

  6. JReport Designer will be launched up. Click Continue on the cover page, the Report Wizard comes up. You can also get the report wizard by right clicking on the catalog "tutorial" in the ConsoleOne window and select the Properties item. Then in the Properties window, select the Form tab, click on the New button.

    Now, follow the wizard step by step to finish the form creating.  Reference Note: For the details on how to create a report form, please refer to the chapter -- Developing Reports with Report Wizard.
  7. Save the created form under the same path as catalog "tutorial".
  8. Exit JReport Designer by selecting File |Exit to go back the Properties of tutorial frame. If the report form you just created is not displayed in the Available form list, select the Form tab to refresh the list.
  9. Select the Queries tab in the Properties frame, click on the Generate report button to generate the report.

    If you want to create a new query, click on the New button.
  10. Then you get the report result shown as below.

  11. Select Save... from the File menu to save the report. Select Export reports... to export the report to different file formats, such as Text, PDF,....
  12. Go back to Properties frame. Select the Reports tab, you can see the newly generated report shown in the Available reports list.