Because BIRT Report Projects are simply a collection of report design files, the importing and exporting options available in Eclipse are not entirely useful. However, there are a few options that can be used for backup and restoration purposes. The following examples will look at exporting a project to an archive file and restoring it with the Import option.
Let's say that we need to archive the Classic Cars project that we have been building in the book. We will want to archive this as a ZIP file to
C:\Temp\ClassicCars.zip. In order to do this, we need to right-click on the
Project directory or the report file we want to archive and select the appropriate option. So, in this case we will use the