October 2004   
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In This Issue...
- Jinfonet Releases JReport 7.1
- JReport Enhances Texas
   Education System
- October Tech Tip

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IN THE NEWS

JReport Reports for Duty
Network World, Sept. 2004

Jinfonet Delivers Easier to Use Java Reporting Tool
Midrange Server, Aug. 2004

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Jinfonet Introduces JReport 7.1
Featuring Enhanced Embedding Capabilities
  JReport Enhances Texas
Education Administrative Management System
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Jinfonet Software is pleased to announce the upcoming release of JReport 7.1, featuring improved user customization and enhanced application embedding.

This latest release of JReport features a web-enabled API that allows JReport's actionable DHTML functions to be embedded in any application. With JReport 7.1, actionable reports can be easily integrated into a Web application, and users can embed JReport's interactive control objects to dynamically sort, filter, and drill-down on any of their data. These objects can be integrated into an application or directly into reports as radio buttons, check boxes, text fields, or drop down lists.

When integrating JReport 7.1, users can take advantage of a "no frame" option that simplifies the process of embedding JReport components like a Table of Contents Browser and toolbar directly into an application. JReport 7.1 allows application developers to embed only the reporting features they want and create custom controls to enable users to easily interact with their reports. Users also have the ability to edit their own toolbars, so desired functions are easily accessible.

The latest version of JReport also supports the Mozilla web browser, in addition to Internet Explorer and Netscape, and JDBC 2.0 SQL3 data types (large objects) - Blobs and Clobs. IT departments will also notice improved server performance and column-level security among JReport's enhancements.

To learn about more new features available in JReport 7.1, and to try JReport 7.1 for yourself, click here.

 
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Prologic Technology Systems developed the Texas Education Administrative Management Solution (TEAMS), a J2EE, cross-platform application suite that provides Web-based management for students and educators in the K-12 market and enables compliance with Texas Education Agency standards.

Essential to TEAMS was the ability to generate standardized reports for all school districts, track changes and movement of data in a fluid information environment., disseminate data changes automatically throughout all reports, and design custom reports to precise specifications.

JReport was the only solution that met all of these needs and was intuitive enough for Prologic's diverse user audience to be able to use with minimal training.

According to Prologic's product manager, Jeff Pepper, "The major advantage of JReport over other tools was the ability to propagate data changes throughout defined reports. This was really the deciding factor because it saved us a lot of headaches, and only JReport could do it."

With JReport, Prologic's developers designed over 150 standardized reports with more than 200 formulas in accordance with strict state guidelines. JReport's drag-and-drop interface and ability to automatically to share report components for easy data propagation saved countless hours of programming time.

More information on why Prologic chose JReport and the benefits being realized throughout Texas school districts, click here.

 
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Tech Tip of the Month
Troubleshooting Report Deployment
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Some users experience difficulty running reports on the JReport Enterprise Server during the QA and Development phase of a project. To troubleshoot these types of issues, JReport provides different types of logs, with differing amounts of details. The best method for getting fast, accurate support when you experience a report deployment error is to generate a full log file.

If you are running JReport as a stand-alone server, start the server with the -logall option on the command line. The command line should read: JREntServer -logall.

If the Enterprise Server is integrated with a web application server, the -logall command can be specified as initial parameters in the Web .xml file within the JReport Servlet.. In this case, your .xml file for JRServlet will read as follows:

<servlet>
<servlet-name>
jrserver
</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>
jet.server.servlets.JRServlet
</servlet-class>
<init-param>
<param-name>reporthome</param-name>
<param-value>d:\JREntServer</param-value>
</init-param>
<init-param>
<param-name>logall</param-name>
<param-value>true</param-value>
</init-param>
</servlet>

Your log files will be generated and stored in the %JREntServer%\logs directory. By sending your log files to Jinfonet support, we are better equipped to resolve your issue faster.

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