JasperReports® Server builds on JasperReports® Library as a comprehensive family of Business Intelligence (BI) products, providing robust static and interactive reporting, report server, and data analysis capabilities. These capabilities are available as either stand-alone products, or as part of an integrated end-to-end BI suite. The products utilize common metadata and provide shared services, such as security, a repository, and scheduling. The server exposes comprehensive public interfaces. This enables seamless integration with other applications and the capability to add custom functionality with ease.

This section describes functionality that can be restricted by the software license for JasperReports Server. If you don’t see some of the options described in this section, your license may prohibit you from using them. To find out what you are licensed to use, or to upgrade your license, contact Jaspersoft.

The heart of the Jaspersoft® BI Suite is the server, which provides the ability to:

  • Easily create reports based on views designed in an intuitive, web-based, drag and drop Ad Hoc Editor.
  • Efficiently and securely manage many reports.
  • Interact with reports, including sorting, changing formatting, entering parameters, and drilling on data.
  • Schedule reports for distribution through email and storage in the repository.
  • Arrange reports and web content to create appealing, data-rich Jaspersoft Dashboards that quickly convey business trends.

For users interested in multi-dimensional modeling, we offer Jaspersoft® OLAP, which runs as part of the server.

While the Ad Hoc Editor lets users create simple reports, more complex reports can be created outside of the server. You can either use Jaspersoft® Studio or manually write JRXML code to create a report that can be run in the server. We recommend that you use Jaspersoft Studio unless you have a thorough understanding of the JasperReports file structure.

You can use the following sources of information to learn about JasperReports Server:

  • Our core documentation describes how to install, administer, and use JasperReports Server and Jaspersoft Studio. Core documentation is available in PDF format on the Product Documentation website. You can also access PDF and HTML versions of these guides from the Documentation section of the Jaspersoft Community website.

  • Our Ultimate Guides document advanced features and configuration. They also include best practice recommendations and numerous examples. You can access PDF and HTML versions of these guides online from the Documentation section of the Jaspersoft Community website.

  • The Jaspersoft Community site covers topics for:

    • Developers
    • System administrators
    • Business users
    • Data integration users
  • Our free samples, which are installed with JasperReports Library, Jaspersoft Studio, and JasperReports Server, are available and documented online. Please visit our GitHub repository.
  • If you have a subscription to our professional support offerings, please contact our Technical Support team when you have questions or run into difficulties. They're available on the web at

JasperReports Server is a component of both a community project and commercial offerings. Each of these integrates the standard features such as security, scheduling, web services interface, and much more for running and sharing reports. Commercial editions provide additional features for hosting large BI deployments, including:

  • Ad Hoc views and reports
  • advanced charts
  • dashboards
  • domains
  • auditing
  • multi-organization architecture

This chapter contains the following sections:

JasperReports Server Distributions
Release Notes
System Requirements
Support for Internationalization
Installation Types