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BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting by John Ward

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Creating a simple report

Now that we have our first project open, we will look at creating our first report. As mentioned previously, we will create a basic listing report that will display all the information in the employees table. In order to do this, use the following steps:

  1. Right-click on the Class_Cars_BIRT_Reports project under the Navigator, and choose New Report.
  2. Make sure the Class_Cars_BIRT_Reports project is highlighted in the New Report dialog and enter the name as EmployeeList.rptdesign. I chose this name as it is somewhat descriptive of the purpose of the report, which is to display a list of employees. As a rule of thumb, always try to name reports after the expected output, such as QuarterlyEarningReport.rptDesign, weeklyPayStub.rptDesign, ...

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