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  1. #1
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    Aug 2005

    Default Data source


    How can I specify ONE datasource for use in all my BIRT reports. I cannot edit every report definition with the respective datasource connection parameters at each client I deploy to! As far as I know BIRT doesn't support a common datasource across reports yet. Is there a workaround in Pentaho for this. Is this where JNDI comes in? An example would be great.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 1999

    Default Re:Data source

    I have written a BIRT plugin that uses JNDI as a datasource - it needs further testing though.

    The way it works is as follows:

    For desktop use (i.e. during report design), it utilizes simple-jndi ( and tries to locate the JNDI name from there. When deployed inside Pentaho, it finds the bound JNDI name within the container.

    It isn't quite ready for prime-time yet, and there are some reported bugs in BIRT that make the whole thing more bloated than it should be, it is still a useful plugin. We'll see about making it available in our next release as a pre-beta.

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