The BIRT website contains a good deal of information. This page lists useful links to get answers to your questions.
BIRT supplies three sections that cover BIRT topics.
- BIRT Report Developers Guide - This guide illustrates how to build reports and use common features within the BIRT designer.
- BIRT Charting Programmer Reference - Contains Javadocs for Chart Engine and User Interface. Also contains information on Chart Extension points.
- BIRT Programmer Reference - Contains Javadocs for Report Engine, Scripting API, and Design Engine. Also contains information on BIRT Extension points.
Community page for help.
The BIRT newsgroup archives can be searched without an account.
- Search the BIRT Newsgroup archives for previously asked questions.
Many times a solution to your problem can be found within Bugzilla.
- Search Bugs Find BIRT-related bugs using the Bugzilla search facility.
BIRT Examples section of the website is used to store report designs and videos that showcase BIRT Designer functionality. The major difference between these examples and the ones in the Wiki, is that the Wiki examples can be modified and enhanced by the BIRT community.
BIRT-Exchange, which is a community site for BIRT users offers many examples through its DevShare. BIRT Integration pages are designed to explain how the different BIRT APIs work and how to deploy the BIRT engine in different environments.
BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting presents information about how to develop and customize reports of progressive complexity using BIRT Report Designer. This tool was designed from the ground up for Web applications and uses a Web page-oriented design metaphor in contrast to older banded report writers that were developed before the advent of the Internet. This unique approach to report creation makes BIRT an approachable and effective tool for developers of all levels.
This book describes the key components of BIRT architecture, applications, and engines, including installing, deploying, and troubleshooting the Reporting and Charting engines in a Java EE application server environment.