Viewing: Report Books
Report books are multiple reports and/or subreports bundled into a single object. A report book is created as a single .jrxml, but rather than using the band paradigm to gather together report elements, it defines several sections into which book “parts” – reports, subreports, cover pages, and tables of contents – are organized.
As with reports, report books are driven by a data set. The data set allows you to define the flow of the book’s sections, and the parts within those sections.
Creating a report book has a number of separate tasks, including:
This section provides a walkthrough of the report book creation process, using the sample.db included with your JasperReports Server installation. You will create a cover page, table of contents, and subreports to build into your report book.