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iReport 3.7 by Shamsuddin Ahammad

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Chapter 1. Introduction to iReport

iReport is a reporting tool, developed in Java that helps users and developers design reports visually. Through a rich and simple-to-use user interface, iReport provides the most important functions to create complex reports easily, thus saving a lot of time.

iReport uses the JasperReports library inherently to create reports. JasperReports is, in a sense, the core of iReport. JasperReports is the most popular open source reporting library for Java technology, and iReport is a visual report designer for JasperReports. JasperReports has hundreds of features, but it itself doesn't provide any tool to visually design reports. A person without much confidence with XML might not be able take full advantage of the ...

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