Okay I am a developer myself. I am nearing completion of a project, and I have planned all along to do all the reporting with Jasper Reports. Well, I have a basic amount of reporting working but I'm having trouble understanding how to really get the reports I need. This is a very specific problem that needs someone with very specific skills. I will here explain:
I have a database driven java application that uses hibernate. Most of the entities in it descend from a single entity called BaseType with a @OneToMany List<Property> on them that holds most of the real data of the object.
Property is another persistent hibernate object which has two properties: type (is the key of another object of a different type, EntityType.
I have it where I'm storing report xml in the database, and the user is able to use a dialog to drag objects from a tree into a JTable and I use it to populate a JRBeanCollectionDataSource to fill the report and this DOES work.
What I can't figure out, is how the hell to access the various Property objects from inside the report xml, how to assign as a field say:
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or even generate a subreport that has all the properties of that object. So far, I have been only able to generate static fields.
What I need is help getting a few reports built, that is all I can take it from there after that. If this makes sense to you and you want to do it, please bid. Thank you.