Hello Pentaho Developer Folks,
I received an invitation from Richard Dias that works for Packt Pub to review the book "Pentaho Reporting 3.5 for Java Developers"
It is a pleasure to me to review this book and tell my blog friends in the future about Pentaho and Reports. I will try to find time to ready this book and tell you guys about it.
Richard Dias gave me an authorization to share with you guys a chapter about Reports and Charts, the chapter is "Chapter 6 Including charts and graphics in reports".
You can download this chapter at:
About the author:
Will Gorman is an Engineering Team Lead at Pentaho. He works on a variety of Pentaho's products, including Reporting, Analysis, Dashboards, Metadata, and the BI Server. Will started his career at GE Research, and earned his Masters degree in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York. Over the years, Will has given many talks, including topics at local Java User Groups. He has published technical papers in journals such as Neurology, and is the author of multiple patents. Will is originally from Cincinnati and now lives in Orlando, Florida, the headquarters of Pentaho.
About the book:
Chapter 1 An introduction to Pentaho Reporting – Get a quick overview of Pentaho Reporting, including a feature summary and architectural summary, as well as a history of the product.
Chapter 2 Pentaho Reporting client and enterprise examples – Install and create reports, and learn to embed reports in your J2EE and client Java applications.
Chapter 3 Pentaho Reporting examples in the real world – Connect to a JDBC data source and create realistic inventory, balance, and invoice reports, including charts and sub-reports.
Chapter 4 Design and layout in Pentaho's Report Designer – Take a deep dive into Pentaho's Report Designer, learning how to create great-looking reports.
Chapter 5 Working with data sources – Learn the various ways to connect your report to live data, including JDBC, Hibernate, Java Beans, OLAP, and many other data sources.
Chapter 6 Including charts and graphics in reports – Incorporate Pie, Bar, Line and many other chart types in your reports, as well as including dynamic images in your report.
Chapter 7 Parameterization, functions, formulas and style expressions in reports – Define parameters for dynamic report generation. Write formulas and use available functions for rich summary and calculated values in your reports. Dynamically adjust colors and styles using expressions in your report.
Chapter 8 Adding sub-reports and cross tabs to reports – Build reports that include side-by-side sub-reports and cross tabs.
Chapter 9 Building interactive reports – These aren't standard boring static reports. Learn how to add dynamic interaction to HTML and Swing reports, for immediate feedback and dashboard-like functionality.
Chapter 10 API-based report generation – Build reports from XML and by using Pentaho Reporting's Java Bean API.
Chapter 11 Extending Pentaho Reporting – Learn to write custom functions and elements within Pentaho Reporting.
Chapter 12 Additional Pentaho Reporting topics – Discover how to use Pentaho Reporting with the Pentaho BI Server, including Pentaho Metadata. Learn more about Pentaho Reporting's open source approach, and how you can contribute to the free software movement.