Jasper 5.5 Installation problems



I have try many installs of Jasperserver 5.5 Community Edition now (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) and they all seem to have a common problem.

I just cannot create any Dashboard, or Access Grant Schema or Link or OLAP.

I tried using different databases and still have the same issue.

Is anybody else experiencing similar issues?

To replicate it is easy, just install jasperserver_5_5 on any platform with samples and then login as jasperadmin or even joeuser and try to create a new Dashboard. For instance you can even try the bitnami version on AWS.

I really need help here.




AndreC's picture
Joined: Dec 18 2009 - 12:05pm
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago

3 Answers:


I just looked at the comparison page of the various editions and it shows that the community edition does not support the Dashboard and the other objects I tried to create.


Case close. 

AndreC's picture
Joined: Dec 18 2009 - 12:05pm
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago


As you observed, Jaspersoft community edition does not support Dashboards however, Jaspersoft does offer a low cost professional edition in the cloud starting at $1 an hour that includes support for dashboards, ad-hoc analysis and our new Jaspersoft Studio Pro.

See more details here: https://www.jaspersoft.com/cloud-analytics



abroitman's picture
Joined: Aug 19 2013 - 12:25pm
Last seen: 7 years 3 weeks ago

Thanks form the suggestion.

I've launched it to test it but what I'm wandering is if I could import the entire data set and old reports and setup we currently have on our community version?

AndreC - 7 years 3 months ago

Yes, this is most definitely possible.
To do so, you will need to export / import our repository. You can find the documentation of how to do it in our Jasper Reports Server Admin guide available for download from our support portal. (support.jaspersoft.com)
As an AWS customer, you get access to a free support package that includes access to the support portal and our premium documentation, if you signed up for support, you should have the credentials in the mail already.


abroitman - 7 years 2 months ago

Just be aware if you're looking for Dashboards, what's available in the "Professional" edition may be a fair way away from what you'd expect from a paid Dashbaord product. Give it a trial first, before investing money, don't make the same mistake we did...

cameron_1's picture
Joined: May 5 2013 - 8:32pm
Last seen: 3 years 9 months ago

Thanks for the tip.
Actually the dashboard is one think, the next one is to be able to drill down a report.
For example the first level report would give us a class summary with just the students and their scores the if the teacher click on a student name it would then see a report detail about that student with a summary per subject. And the if click on a student subject the detail of that subject would then be displayed.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


AndreC - 7 years 2 months ago

You could do that using different reports and hyperlinks to each report. The hyperlink would pass through the parameters from the parent report (where applicable, such as the subject and dates), and pick up the student from the record in the report itself.

cameron_1 - 7 years 2 months ago