In jasperreports6.2.0 can be normal access but when upgrading to jasperreports6.9.0 tomcat to Java. Lang. NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class net. Sf. The jasperreports. Engine. Util. JRStyledTextParser
Jdk8 and tomcat8 are used
I've such used the search function....
Have you already checked, whether all libraries are also within your tomcat classpath?
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