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Integrating and Extending BIRT by Iana Chatalbasheva, Tom Bondur, Jason Weathersby

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Chapter 18. Developing a Report Item Extension

This chapter describes how to create a BIRT extension in the Eclipse PDE using the sample report item extension, rotated label. The BIRT report item extension is presented in the following sections:

Understanding a report item extension

Developing the sample report item extension

Understanding the rotated label report item extension

Deploying and testing the rotated label report item plug-in

Developing an advanced report item

Understanding a report item extension

Use a report item extension to add a new report item type to the BIRT framework by implementing multiple extension points. A plug-in defining an extension point typically contains an XML extension point schema definition (.exsd) ...

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