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08 / 2022
8.1

JasperReports Server 8.1 updates

UI Improvements

There are multiple UI/UX updates through the Ad Hoc Designer

  • When creating Cross tabs for the first time, there is a new pop-up window: Add a measure to continue. Nothing will appear on the canvas until you start adding measures.
  • The Cross tab now fills the entire width of the canvas so that columns can be wider. Previously, column widths were automatically sized to fit its content.
  • Expand/collapse behavior for rows now expands or collapses per cell, instead of automatically expanding or collapsing the subsequent cells.
  • For very wide canvases or Cross tabs, the scrolling is now on the Cross tab itself, instead of on the canvas.
  • The Preview toggle button is now moved from the toolbar to an Editing/Viewing toggle button on the Title bar in the top-right of the window.
  • For Charts, you can now switch between Sample Data, Full Data, or No Data. Previously, the option was only available for Cross tabs and table visualization types.

User Favorites

Users now have the ability to mark their resources as favorite ones so that they can easily find them. This feature is available for both CE and Pro users. This feature enable users to:

  • Designate a resource as a favorite
  • Remove the favorite designation from a resource
  • See a list of all favorites

Server Monitoring

Server Monitoring

Server monitoring now includes Ad Hoc Views which can be used to create reports.

Views can also be used to create Dashboards. This feature is only available on JasperReports Server Enterprise Edition with enabled Audit.

Super users see all data for their instances. Jasper Admins see all data only for their organization.

Admin Console Beta

A new console interface that allows Administrators to quickly view and control the system. This beta feature is only available on JasperReports Server Professional Edition, and is enabled by default. Super users have access to Schedules and Diagnostics Tabs.

Jasper Admins only have access to Schedules for users under their organization.

Visit Jaspersoft Community for more information.

Report Bursting

Report bursting is the process of running a report at once and distributing its data to different recipients relevant to them. Bursting a report needs a list of recipients to whom you want to send the burst report and a bursting report containing a scriptlet attached to its dataset. This bursting report triggers the bursting operation. When you run a bursting report from the repository, it triggers the burst operation. The burst report that you want to send to recipients is stored in the output folder in the repository.

OpenTelemetry Support for Tracing of Report Executions and Input Controls

JasperReports Server now has support for OpenTelemetry, which can be used to enable tracing of JasperReports export executions and input controls. Tracing can be used to investigate performance problems with JasperReports Server. This feature is available for both CE and Pro users.

Jaspersoft Studio and JasperReports Library 8.1 updates

TIBCO JasperReports® Web Studio - Professional Edition

  • Stand-alone JasperReports® Web Studio - Professional was released independently and announced along with Jaspersoft 8.0.2.
  • With Jaspersoft 8.1.0, you can integrate JasperReports® Web Studio - Professional with JasperReports Server. Now with a couple of clicks in JasperReports Server, you can edit your Reports on the web.

Accessibility for HTML and PDF exports

We have made HTML and PDF reports export accessible as per the WCAG guidelines.

New Platform and Database Updates

  • MacOS 12 (Monterey)
  • OpenShift
  • PostgreSQL 13, 14
  • Elasticsearch 8.2.0

Other Updates

Security Fixes - There are cumulative security fixes including updates for Log4j and Spring Framework.

Jaspersoft ETL Updates - Jaspersoft ETL 8.0.1 and Jaspersoft ETL - Extended Big Data 8.0.1 is now available. Please refer to the following Release Notes for What's New and What's Changed:

For the complete list of new and updated Connectors and Platforms, please refer to the link.

12 / 2021
8.0

JasperReports Server 8.0

UI Improvements

New settings panel dedicated to formatting and properties in Ad Hoc and Dashboard designers.

Scalable Query Engine

It is a microservice application that allows you to offload Ad Hoc Queries execution from JasperReports Server to a separate service, which allows you to minimize on JasperReport Server nodes provisioning and quickly scale up where there is a peak load to on your system and scale down where there is no demand in Ad Hoc.

Hyperlinks

Hyperlink Settings have been added for Crosstab & Table Ad Hoc view dashlets in Dashboards.

New Replace dashlet option

Has been added to Enable hyperlinks settings for Ad Hoc view dashlets, which enables replacement of the Ad Hoc View in a dashlet with some other Ad Hoc View, Report, or Report Option.

Externalize Audit & Access Events

Audit and Access events can be moved to different databases using split installation/upgrade, which improves performance of the JasperReports server and simplifies future upgrades and migrations.

Detailed Dashboard Export

Dashboards in JasperReport Server can be exported as an image & in detailed mode with each visualization (dashlet) in a new page. This feature is available in Dashboard Viewer, Scheduler, and Visualize.js.

Docker and Kubernetes support for JasperReports Server deployment

JasperReports Server now supports deployment on Docker and Kubernetes. For more information, refer to the Jaspersoft Docker Repository at https://github.com/TIBCOSoftware/js-docker

Jaspersoft Studio and JasperReports Library

TIBCO JasperReports® Web Studio - Professional Edition (Beta)

This release comes with the much-awaited JasperReports Web Studio - Pro edition. This allows users to design and test pixel-perfect reports in a fully web-based version that is fully compatible with the powerful desktop version. Standalone version can work with a remote JasperReports Server, Google drive using a google account or Github repository. Report templates (jrxml) editor allows you to edit source code, design reports visually, and preview the report with JRIO.

For more details on Jaspersoft web studio please refer to the Wiki page link or please reach out to JS product team if you want to access Beta software.

High Maps Support in JasperReports Library

The HTML5 Map feature has been introduced to create interactive maps. It lets you display the information related to a geographical area using the HTML5 Map components. Design is done in JaspersoftStudio, but execution can be done in JaspersoftStudio, JasperReportsServer and JasperReports IO.

Master-detail visualization in JasperReport Library

Master-detail chart is added to HTML5 chart. A master-detail chart is a high stock-like chart that has two interactive charts, a Master chart, and a Detail chart. By selecting a horizontal region on the master chart, the respective selected region will be displayed on the detail chart. Design is done in JaspersoftStudio, but execution can be done in Jaspersoft Studio, JasperReports Server and JasperReports IO.

Tilemaps visualization

It is a new variation of Range maps under Highcharts(HTML5 charts). Design is done in Jaspersoft Studio, but execution can be done in Jaspersoft Studio, JasperReports Server and JasperReports IO.

Report Viewer Responsiveness

This feature enables the report to adapt its output to the current size of the browser window.

JasperReports IO 3.0

  • Ad Hoc Reports execution in JasperReports IO
    • JasperReports Server with JasperReports IO integrated is capable of executing the Ad Hoc reports (except Ad Hoc chart and Ad Hoc OLAP reports).
  • JasperReports IO now supports JasperReports Server user hierarchical attributes
  • JasperReports IO now supports report units that use custom code packaged into jars

Platform Support Updates

Jaspersoft Studio platform updates

  • BigSur Support
  • Eclipse Upgrade to 4.21
  • Groovy upgrade to version 3.0
  • Java 11 Support for Studio and JasperReports IO

Application Server and Operating System Updates

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2
  • MacOS X 11x
  • Debian Linux 10
  • Oracle WebLogic 14.1
  • Tomcat 8.5.x and 9.0.x (all 3rd digits supported)

New Connectors and Database updates

  • Snowflake - new
  • Athena - new
  • PostgreSQL 12 - updated

Docker Updates

Security Updates

  • Update of various 3rd party library versions with reported CVE's
  • Tomcat Security update

For the complete list of new and updated Connectors and Platforms, please refer to the link.

11 / 2020
2.0

Elastically scalable with no limit on clustering and thread concurrency

New product: JasperReports IO At-Scale 2.0.0

Refer to the Product Editions page:

https://www.jaspersoft.com/editions

  • JasperReports IO Professional 2.0.0 comes with 10 Concurrent Report Runs and Jaspersoft Studio 7.9.0.
  • JasperReports IO Professional 2.0.0 can connect to JasperReports Server repository.
  • There are performance improvements and upgraded connectors and dependencies.

  • JRIO At-Scale is a new flagship product that allows you to scale the JRIO service deployment in various ways, ranging from monolithic web application, with all its specialized sub-services placed together in the same application (good for testing and small scale deployments), to container-based deployments in the Cloud, where specialized sub-services run in separate containers and are able to scale independently while working together to deliver a single embeddable reporting service (suited for large scale deployments).
  • JRIO At-Scale also has an option for configuring JasperReports Server to be able to deploy a cluster of instances as a reporting engine.
  • You can deploy a cluster using Kubernetes (AWS, OpenShift, etc.) to scale up to thousands and millions of reports per hour and thousands of pages per report.

11 / 2020
7.9

UI Improvements

Improved Scheduler Workflow

  • Users can schedule a report directly from the Report Viewer.
  • Users can schedule a dashboard from within Dashboard Designer and Dashboard Viewer.
  • Report Viewer is based on a new rendering engine which internally uses Rest API.

Visualize.js Updates

Accelerated experience for Visualize.js developer

With JasperReports Server 7.9.0, users can view the visualize.js code snippet for any visualization added in the Report Viewer, Ad Hoc Designer and Dashboard Designer/Viewer. This allows the user to accelerate the embedding experience using Visualize.js.

Jaspersoft Studio Updates

Parameterize the exported file name

New custom report property has been introduced to specify a prefix to use in the name of temporary files produced when exporting the report from the Report Preview tab.

JasperReports Library Updates

  • Allows generic element HTML export handlers to export generic elements as images or any other built-in element type.
  • New custom property to control the HTML exporting of custom visualization components as images.

Platform Updates

Database Servers:

  • TIBCO Data Virtualization 8.3.0
  • ElasticSearch 7.9
  • Vertica 10

New Connectors & Platforms:

For the complete list of new and updated Connectors and Platforms, please refer to the link.

JRIO Integration

JRIO At-Scale can be used as a scalable reporting engine for JasperReports Server. It is able to handle peak load of concurrent executions and optimize operational expenses by scaling up when there is a demand for it and scaling down when it's not needed. It can be used for different execution types—scheduled report executions or with online executions (embedded or report executions done via JRS UI).

08 / 2020
7.8

New Domain Designer Security tab

The Domain Designer has a new Security tab where one can enter and view rules that restrict access to the data in a Domain, based on a user's roles and attributes. Rules are stored in an XML file that works together with the Domain's XML design file to identify what data you want to expose to each user.

Updated user interface

This release includes an updated look and feel for Repository, Schedule, and Management pages. Ad-Hoc designer has an improved chart-building experience, and Dashboards contain some new navigation and dashlet options.

New jasperQL query language

JasperQL language is a new language introduced in this release to extract data from the Jasper Reports Server and use it in the Reports at JasperSoft Studio. This language is more powerful than the domain language.

Cryptography improvements

Import and export operations now allows the administrator to specify the encryption key.

Platform Updates

  • New Chromium JavaScript engine: JasperReports Server Version 7.8 uses the Chromium JavaScript engine to generate graphical reports.
  • New Connectors & Platforms: Google BigQuery, ElasticSearch, Neo4j, RHEL 7.8/8.
  • Cloud Updates
    • AWS GovCloud Certification
    • Amazon Linux2 Certification
    • Certified RDS Support
    • Azure Marketplace Offering

For the complete list of new and updated Connectors and Platforms, please refer to the link.

JSS and JRL Highlights

  • Secure Report execution infrastructure
  • Support for PDF forms into the core library using custom properties
  • Support for dynamic bookmark levels based on expressions
  • Solved problem with the virtualization of large unpaginated reports containing large frame elements

These are just the highlights, for many more updates, please refer to the Release Notes.

Visualize.js updates

Dashboard export support has been added to Visualize.js. Supported formats include .PDF, .PNG, .DOCX, .PPTX, and .ODT.

Performance

  • Filters Performance: Input Controls pagination has been added to the Report Viewer which significantly improves performance on a large list of values in single select and multi select Input Controls.
  • Overall Jaspersoft Performance: JasperReports Server version 7.8 performed way better across the board during the internal Performance Benchmarking tests due to several features added to improve the design and run-time performance.

12 / 2019
7.5

Updated user interface

This release includes a new look and feel that is crisp and easy to navigate. It keeps the familiar layout and provides updated icons, styling, and colors throughout the application.

Three new visualizations

The new gauge types are the circular gauge, the multi-level gauge, and the arc gauge. These gauges have formatting properties to set minimum and maximum values, colors for value ranges, whether the value is displayed, and if so the number of decimal places and a suffix string such as the % sign.

Ad Hoc visualization selector

This UI element has been updated to choose or switch between visualizations more easily. The visualization selector now lets you choose crosstab or table, and the chart selection includes a sidebar for chart categories. In addition, the visualization mode toolbar drop-list is replaced with a visualization selector button.

New color picker dialog

The Ad Hoc Designer and Dashboard Designer have a new color picker interface for specifying colors to match any palette where visualizations are embedded. The default color selections are expanded, and custom colors may be specified precisely with HEX or RGB entry options.

Colors in Ad Hoc charts

There are several new features in the Ad Hoc Designer that allow greater customization of chart colors. New UI properties allow the user to set the series color, the plot color, and the background color in charts that allow it.

Distinct values in Ad Hoc tables

Tables often contain columns that have duplicate values in many rows, making it difficult to find relevant data. The new distinct values selector in the Ad Hoc Designer hides the duplicate rows and makes tables shorter and easier to read. Note that tables with a totals row will not recalculate the total values when duplicate rows are hidden.

Referential Integrity for Domains

New configuration settings let you adjust how strictly Ad Hoc views and reports are checked against their underlying Domain. By default, fields and measures in a view or report that do not exist in the Domain will cause an error upon opening. Administrators can adjust the level of referential integrity to allow opening views and reports when Domain security causes missing items.

Security

This release of JasperReports Server updates its use of cryptographic keys, for example to encrypt user passwords internally. All keys are now generated and managed in a single keystore for consistency. Keys used for encrypting export catalogs from older versions of the server have new procedures and user interface for importing into this version of the server. For more details, see the JasperReports Server Security Guide.

Update to Log4j 2

The logging service now relies on the updated Apache Log4j 2. This upgrade provides higher performance of the loggers and thus less overhead for JasperReports Server. If you have custom loggers, you will need to update their definitions using the new syntax.

Java 11

JasperReports Server runs with Java 8 and Java 11 for certain platforms, see the Platform Support document for more details.

05 / 2019
7.2

New Domain Designer UX and UI

New Domain Designer UI Performance lmprovements

New Domain Designer Complex Joins Support

New Domain Designer Extended Character Support

Improved 508c for Report Viewer

Highcharts 6.x

Improved PPT Report Export (Dynamic Page #s)

Over 160 Quality Improvements

10 / 2018
1.0

New RESTful Reporting Engine (Limit 2 Concurrent Report Runs)

New product: JasperReports IO Pro 1.0

Jaspersoft Studio 7.2

05 / 2018
7.1

Embeddable Ad hoc Views

Ad Hoc Data Source Change Improvements

Ad Hoc Time Balance Calculations

Ad Hoc Day of Week Support

JSS - Improved Domains Support

TIBCO Data Virtualization Support

TIBCO Spotfire Information Link Support

More than 300 Quality Improvements

Java8

06 / 2017
6.4

Visualize.is Input Controls

Visualize.JS Inherit CSS

Replace Page Dashboard Hyperlink

Dashboard Formatting

Tenant Object level Export

JSS Chart Properties Improvements

Misc Fixes