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Hi I’m Paul and I have created this site as a support and information resource for users of BIRT reporting tools. I set up this site to help complete beginners take their first steps on their BIRT journey and for more advanced users to share information and help others make the most of this fabulous reporting toolset.
Check out my two books on open source BIRT and my specialised BIRT for Maximo course to get a head start on learning BIRT.
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How to Install BIRT
In under 30 minutes…
In this 30 minute BIRT installation tutorial video I take you through a complete installation of open source BIRT in real time on Windows.
Installation of Java runtime
Installation of Eclipse open source IDE
Creation of desktop shortcut to launch Eclipse with correct Java runtime
Starting Eclipse and setting the workspace
Adding the BIRT perspective to Eclipse IDE
Insallation of the JTDS Driver for MS SQL Server
Loading the JTDS driver into BIRT
Overcoming problems connecting to SQL Server
Starting a project to report against SQL server
Starting a report within the project
Setting up a data source and Data set
Designing a simple test report to ensure your installation is working
Installing Apache Tomcat
Installing BIRT runtime into Tomcat
Installing the JTDS driver into Tomcat
Installing Commons Logging component into Tomcat
Installing a test report into the Tomcat server
Running your test report in a web browser