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August 2008
 
In This Issue:
- Boxtone Enterprise Blackberry Monitor Powered by JReport
- A Sneak Peak at Upcoming Additions
- JReport TechTip: Report Bursting

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Boxtone Enterprise Blackberry Monitor Powered by JReport

BoxTone ReportBoxtone, maker of award winning enterprise class Blackberry monitoring solutions embeds JReport to deliver insightful Blackberry monitoring reports to their customers. Today, JReport delivers customized reports for over 300,000 Blackberry devices used by Boxtone customers.

So when Boxtone was seeking a reporting partner, why did they choose JReport over several other vendors they evaluated?

  • Quicker implementation and time to deployment
  • Dynamic charts exported to Excel link charts to data cells.
  • Faster, more intuitive report design
  • The most scalable architecture with robust features for enterprise class reporting

Boxtone and Jinfonet will present an insightful hour-long webinar that will dive deep into crucial things to consider when evaluating and choosing a reporting platform. Details coming soon! Click here to be notified.

 
A Sneak Peak at Upcoming JReport 9

JReport 9 will continue to improve in speed and usability, as well as exciting new features. Jinfonet is proud to deliver to our customers an even sleeker and more intuitive experience. Here is a sneak preview of what you will see in version 9, to be released in early fall.

Let us know if you are interested in participating in the Beta program. Here are some of the features this exciting new version will add to JReport.

  • Portlet ReportsPortal support runs reports as standard portlets to enable dashboard applications
  • On the fly formula – Lets user create functions at run time
  • Multi-schema report bursting - Run the report once and distribute results to different recipients according to multiple criteria based on multiple group definitions
  • Parameter with relative date support - Support expressions with relative date parameters such as first day of last month, last day of last month, etc.
  • Map GIS support to enrich reporting application with interactive maps. Map contents can be imported from a ESRI shapefile
  • Pre-run HTML/DHTML reports for fast shared access using page level security
  • Conditional formatting – Provides wizards for users to conditionally define display format
  • Report publishing via FTP
  • JReport Designer for Eclipse - Create reports within Eclipse with a JReport Plug-in
JReport Tech Tip: Report Bursting

In a large enterprise reporting deployment, it is important to handle both large amounts of data as well as a large number of users. Report bursting enables running a report once and distributing the report results to multiple recipients who each will receive a subset of the report results. For example, a report like a monthly credit card bill is based on the same layout and database query but needs to show only the data for a particular customer.

Item 1 Design a Bursting Report in JReport Designer

To design a bursting report, you will need to configure the bursting rules using the bursting dialog in JReport Designer.

1.1 Design a report and then click Report > Bursting on the menu bar to display the Bursting dialog.

  • Bursting DialogBursting Key
    Dataset: Specifies the dataset used in the bursting report.
    Bursting Key: Specifies the database columns in the Bursting dataset which match the groups in the report used to split the report.
  • Recipient
    Data Source: Specifies the data source that contains the recipient query.
    Query: Specifies the query from the selected data source which retrieves recipient addresses.
    Recipient Mapping Identifier: Specifies a unique recipient column to map to each bursting key column.
  • Recipient: Defines the formats of recipient addresses
    These fields define the columns which contain the E-mail addresses, FTP locations and disk locations for each user, group or role used to burst the report.

1.2 In the Mapping panel, create the mapping relationship between the bursting key and the recipient.

1.3 Save the report and publish the report set containing the bursting report to JReport Enterprise Server.

Item 2 Scheduling a Bursting Report in JReport Server

2.1 In JReport Server, select the report set containing the bursting report, and click on the Schedule button.

2.2 In the schedule's Publish page, the corresponding tabs as specified in report bursting schema's recipient in JReport Designer will be shown such as To E-Mail.

2.3 After submitting a bursting task, the user can view the current running status and completed status.

 
 
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