We have already learnt about creating various types of reports, such as reports without parameters, reports with parameters, reports with variables, subreports, crosstab reports, reports with charts and images, and so on. We have also attained knowledge associated with these types of reports. Now, we will learn quickly how to create these reports using NetBeans with the help of the installed iReport plugins.
Open the NetBeans project that we created in the previous chapter, Calling Reports from Java Applications, and follow the listed instructions.
The first step is to create a database connection, which will be used by the report data sources. Follow the listed steps: