Designing a complicated user input control

Is there a way to visualy desing a complicated user input controls? We were using Fast Report in our company and now we are trying to swich our reporting tool to Jasper. 

Fast Report has dialog forms, which allows us to use it in a Client-Server configuration. 

Is something like this possibile on Jasper?

Kind regards,


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1 Answer:

We have developed a plugin which can work on top of Jaspersoft, known as "Helical Dashboard Insight" using that we can achieve this functionality.

Using this plugin we can design, use any kind of input controls. Some of the examples of input control which we are currently using via this plugin inside jaspersoft are dates, cascading in dates, slider, radio button, equalizer etc

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