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BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting by John Ward

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Text and Dynamic Text

Text components are similar to Label components. They provide much more flexibility than Labels, in that they allow HTML formatting inside of the definition for the text. They also allow for some special tags that will display data from a JavaScript environment. This becomes important if we want to add AJAX or dynamic DOM manipulation to our report. It is even possible to put in images without using the BIRT Image component and anchor tags.

Text and Dynamic Text

For the following example we will build on to our Hello World report by adding in a list that will be formatted with HTML. The items will be Item 1, Item 2, and Item 3 respectively. Item ...

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