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By: tortois - tortois

Two different data sources: xml for design ti

2006-03-13 01:40


I'd like to ask for advice people who do work with JasperReports in J2EE environment.

Usually designing report layout is done by an "artist" (someone with advanced graphic skills but weaker programming skills).

For such a person it is best to use XML data source since it's easy to understand and easy to maintain. Also changes to it are reflected instantly.

Unfortunately XML data source requires tag/attribute references to be embedded into report definition.


On the other hand in J2EE deploy environment it's better (more natural, more efficient) to use memory collections (e.g. java beans).


Is there a way to use these two different data sources with one report: xml datasource for design time and javabeans for deploy time?

Any strategies? How to reconcile these two?


Any advice would be appreciated.

Best regards,


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