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BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting by John Ward

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Web service Data Source

The following example is going to look at building a report that uses a Web Service Data Source and dataset to retrieve a weather forecast based on a ZIP code. The reason behind my including this separate from the others is the fact that during the first edition of this book there were no real free web services to utilize as an example. However, these days there are plenty of free web services available to utilize for this purpose. Let's now build a report:

  1. Create a new report called WeatherByZipCode.rptdesign.
    Web service Data Sourceaggregationscount aggregation, building
  2. Choose the blank template.
  3. From the Data Explorer, select Data Source | New Data Source.
  4. From the list of Data ...

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