ireport Compatibility with Java8


it seems that the current version of ireport is not compatible with Java8 ???  have any one an idea about this subject ??

Thank You



belhouene.tarek's picture
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4 Answers:



We don't support Java 8 right now. Support will be added in next versions.

I recommend use Jaspersoft Studio for design reports.

Thank you

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Joined: Oct 17 2012 - 12:51am
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ok thank you for the moment i use jdk 1.6 to generate reports with iReport.

belhouene.tarek - 7 years 10 months ago

When did you planned to launch a new version of JasperReport with support of JAVA 8 ?
Thank you

c.darphin - 7 years 5 months ago

On additiional note, JasperReports library itself doesn't seem to support Java 8 yet. So, it's just not iReports.

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thank you for the Answers, i will try Jaspersoft Studio with Java 8, i would like to know if this resolve the problem??

Thank you.

belhouene.tarek - 7 years 10 months ago


We are not aware of any issue with running JasperReports Library on Java 8. Not sure about iReport, which is an EOL product for many years now.

With JR Lib, at some point we needed to upgrade the JDT compiler to support Java 8, but after doing so, there were no other issues we know about.


teodord - 5 years 8 months ago

I found this on Stack Overflow. It helped me, I hope it helps all of you!


There's another way if you don't want to have older Java versions installed you can do the following:

  1. Download the from

  2. Download jre-7u67-windows-x64.tar.gz (the one packed in a tar) from

  3. Extract the iReport and in the extracted folder that contains the bin and etc folders throw in the jre. For example if you unpack twice the jre-7u67-windows-x64.tar.gz you end up with a folder named jre1.7.0_67. Put that folder in the iReport-5.6.0 directory:

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and then go into the etc folder and edit the file ireport.conf and add the following line into it:


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now if you run the ireport_w.exe from the bin folder in the iReport directory it should load just fine.

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;) Its work


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