Introduction to Jasper Reports Tutorial

"JasperReports is a powerful open source reporting tool that has the ability to deliver rich content onto the screen, to the printer, or into PDF, HTML, XLS, RTF, ODT, CSV, TXT and XML files. It is entirely written in Java and can be used in a variety of Java-enabled applications to generate dynamic content. Its main purpose is to help create page-oriented, ready-to-print documents in a simple and flexible manner."

What is Jasper Report?

  • JasperReports is an open source reporting tool.
  • It can be used in Java applications.
  • With Jasper server it can be used in non Java applications also.
  • Developers can use it to generate dynamic reports.
  • JasperReports can generate reports with folowing formats: PDF, HTML, XLS, RTF, ODT, CSV, TXT and XML.

What is Jaspersoft Studio?

Jaspersoft Studio is a powerful report template designing software, and we can use it to generate and modify jasper report templates. You can use it to manage different types of data sources, to simulate the report design with a data source and much more.

What is iReport Designer?

iReport is an old report designer for JasperReports and JasperReports Server. After introducing Jaspersoft Studio, they only maintaining this tool by fixing critical issues only. If you are new to JasperReports, better to learn it with Jaspersoft Studio.

In this Jasper report tutorial series, we are mainly focussing on demonstrating basic things about jasper reports using examples so that developers can understand easily. We will use Jaspersoft Studio for all the demonstrations.

Hope you will enjoy this tutorial series and learn a lot from this.