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    Default report templates

    Hi
    I have been able to create a simple report using my datasource but how do I create a templates in Pentaho ....
    Is there some drag and drop feature like with birt and jasper
    Thanks
    Pri

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    Forgot to mention I use Pentaho Report Design Wizard but in the 1st step how do I create my own template.....

    Post edited by: 122234, at: 03/31/2006 01:01

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    Default Re:report templates

    Thank you, that was it.

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    Default Re:report templates

    I assume this was a reply to my message in a different thread?

    If so, glad that works!

    -Mike

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    ok...I still havent got it how do I create templates in Pentaho....
    Anybody..
    Pri

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    I have managed to create user reports by modifying hte templates obtained by exporting from the ReportDesignWizard...

    I had to do all this manually I am just wondering if there is some tool like iReport that will help in creating the template.......

    I need to know that since we want non technical ppl to develop reports and they wont be able to tweak XML

    We really want to use Pentaho but at hte moment its like breaking my head against a brick wall

    Regards
    Pri

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    Pri-

    For creating 'templates' we currently have not released a way to easily create them. The current release of the RDW which has template support is our initial release with limited examples and use.

    Our end-goal on report authoring is to provide our users with an easy to use Report Designer. The Report Designer will allow users to create custom reports and save them as templates for use in our Wizard. The combination of these two products will make it very easy for non-developers/technical people to create reports against custom templates. Also, the Designer will be able to read any report generated by the Wizard and allow these reports to be customized.

    We are working diligently on making this happen.

    Thanks for the interest and for your comments.
    -Mike

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    Thanks Mike for that

    I have one other qn....
    I am tyring to create a report with a header component.
    The header component queries the database for logos and address info....
    Now is it possible for me to specify two queries in one report.
    I am not able to do that inside action-definition.
    Also is it possible to create two seperate reports and then include hte header report in the body report.....
    Really need some help
    Regards
    Pri

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    Pri-

    I'll give more detailed answers tomorrow morning when I have more time.. but.. Here's the basics..

    It is not currently possible to have more than 1 query in a report. This is a limitation we are aware of and an area we are actively working on improving.

    Yes, it is possible to create multiple reports that include a report header from another file. There is an tag that JFreeReport supports that allows this.

    -Mike

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    Thanks for that Mike
    I tried to use the include src tag after reading your reply.I am not sure if thats the tag your taking about

    This is what I did...
    include src="file:///c:/my.xml"/>




    and header def has a headeraction and headerxpreortspec where in I say what my query is
    My headerxaction executes fine but how do I make the headerxaction execute before the rest of my report executes

    ......I.e header xaction executes gives all the header info to xml

    Report xaction executes gets reporty body and concatenates the info from step 1.

    Really need some help here......

    Regards
    Pri

    Post edited by: 122234, at: 04/04/2006 22:34

    Post edited by: 122234, at: 04/04/2006 22:35

    Post edited by: 122234, at: 04/04/2006 22:36

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