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  • 6 months later...

Hey I know this is an old post but for anyone else looking to do this, use a chart customizer w/:


CategoryPlot plot = chart.getCategoryPlot();


CategoryPlot plot = chart.getCategoryPlot();


Hope this helps someone.

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This may be a stupid question but can you give a full example of how to do that in the customize() function? I have a good idea but I'm still learning how to customize through iReport. Speaking of which, where would I put my class once it's compiled, and how would I tell my chart in iReport where to find it?
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It's not a stupid question at all. Sometimes even when you understand the idea perfectly it can be tough to get all of the details exactly correct. Here are my notes from creating a chart customizer that allows long category labels.


1. mkdir com/jaspersoft/demo

2. create the chart customizer in the demo directory (code below)

3. set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:/JasperSoft/iReport-2.0/lib/jasperreports-2.0.2.jar

4. set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:/JasperSoft/iReport-2.0/lib/jfreechart-1.0.0.jar

5. javac -target 1.5 -source 1.5 com/jaspersoft/demo/MyChartCustomizer.java

6. jar -cf MyCustomizers.jar com


Now you have a jar file that contains your compiled chart customizer. To run the report in iReport you can add MyCustomizers.jar to the classpath with the menu Options->Classpath. (It will pick the .jar file up automatically if it's in the working directory. But I recommend setting it explicitly to be clear.)


To run the report in JasperServer just upload the .jar file and then add a reference on the Report Unit to it.


I hope my notes will be useful for someone.




package com.jaspersoft.demo;
* @author gtoffoli
* Modified 19 Aug 2007 by mdahlman
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JRChart;
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JRChartCustomizer;

import org.jfree.chart.JFreeChart;
import org.jfree.chart.axis.NumberAxis;
import org.jfree.chart.plot.XYPlot;

import org.jfree.chart.plot.CategoryPlot;
import org.jfree.chart.renderer.category.BarRenderer;
import org.jfree.chart.axis.CategoryAxis;

public class BarLabels implements JRChartCustomizer {

public void customize(JFreeChart jFreeChart, JRChart jrChart) {

CategoryPlot plot = jFreeChart.getCategoryPlot();
BarRenderer renderer = (BarRenderer) plot.getRenderer();
CategoryAxis axis = plot.getDomainAxis();


Post edited by: mdahlman, at: 2007/10/24 21:02

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