JasperReports is an open source java reporting tool. JasperReports is helpful for those who would like to add reporting tool to their application, it is basically a Java class library.
JasperReports is totally java based platform tool and uses java expression syntax. It has the ability to convert the output report into PDF, HTML, XHTML, MSword, PowerPoint, Excel and many more. We have to include its library in the application’s CLASSPATH.
JasperReports important points
- It has a flexible report layout.
- It can output report in either textually or graphically bar.
- We can supply data in multiple ways.
- We can generate watermarks at background of report.
- We can also generate sub reports.
- We can generate reports in a variety of formats.