Getting Started Video
Welcome to the Jaspersoft Quick Start Guide. Before you dive in, watch a short video for an overview of Jaspersoft use cases and capabilities.
Install and Configure
If you haven't already downloaded Jaspersoft there are a few options available:
|Platforms Supported||Best Used For||Where to Get It||Read Documentation|
|Platform Installers||Proof of concept, Evaluation||Download Now||Documentation|
|Virtual Machines||Proof of concept, Evaluation||Download Now||Documentation|
|WAR File||Production on own application server||Contact Our Sales Team||Documentation|
|Docker||Production for SaaS & Cloud Apps||Request WAR file & Fork on Github||Documentation|
|Amazon Web Services||AWS Environments||Launch an Instance Now||Documentation|
|Jaspersoft Studio||Pixel Perfect Report Design||Download Now||Documentation|
|Jaspersoft ETL||Data Integration Studio||Contact Our Sales Team||Documentation|
|Jaspersoft Mobile||Consuming Assets from Mobile||Download for iOS
Download for Android
Jaspersoft supports a robust platform stack to meet the needs of almost every organization. The table below contains a summary of supported platforms. For details on specific version numbers and timeframes to support different platforms, please consult the Platform Support Datasheet (PDF)
|Web Browsers||Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, Apple Safari, Google Chrome|
|Operating Systems||Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix, Apple macOS,|
The following are minimum hardware requirements for running JasperReports Server. Production implementations with higher loads can be load balanced. The repository database is suggested to be run separately from the Jaspersoft application. Refer to the Installation Guide for more details.
|Disk||10GB (footprint is 1.3GB)||40GB+|
|Processor||2 cores||4+ cores|
Working with Data
Connecting to and Describing Your Data
Establishing Your Data Source Connection
In order to connect to your data you will need to create a connection to your data source, typically through a JDBC driver.
Creating Domains that Represent Your Data
In order to connect to your data you will need to create a connection to your data source, typically through a JDBC driver. Create a Domain with the Domain Designer, an easy-to-use wizard within JasperReports Server
Visualizing and Interacting with Your Data
Creating Ad Hoc Views
JasperReports Server lets you analyze data using chart visualizations or tabular views against predefined Topics, Domains, or OLAP connections. The Ad Hoc report designer is the primary tool in JasperReports Server for analyzing data. To get started, select the Create>Ad Hoc View menu item and follow the workflow. The following tutorial shows an example of creating ad hoc views.
JasperReports Server allows users to quickly create dashboards containing multiple reports from the repository along with external content. With dashboards you create a single comprehensive view of key business metrics for managers and executives. This video shows how to build and interact with a dashboard
Interactive Reporting for Non-Technical Users
This tutorial shows how to view and interact with reports in the server. These reports can be made in the Ad Hoc Editor, more complex designs can be made in Jaspersoft Studio.
Creating Your First Report with Jaspersoft Studio
Jaspersoft Studio is a flexible and robust development environment for creating custom reports leveraging the full power of the JasperReports reporting engine.
Using Jaspersoft on Mobile Devices
TIBCO JasperMobile are native applications for your iOS or Android devices that let you browse, view, and interact with reports and dashboards from JasperReports Server. Additionally, JasperMobile comes with an SDK that allows you to build your own mobile apps and leverage mobile analytics.
Scheduling your Report Execution and Delivery
JasperReports Server provides report scheduling and distribution. Based on a one-off or recurring schedule you configure via UI or GUI, reports are automatically executed and saved to the repository in up to eleven formats. They can be emailed, sent to FTP or file system via API You can also include links to the reports, include the reports as HTML in the body of the email message, or attach the reports.
Securing Your Data
Data-level security is a common requirement and restricts content displayed in an Ad Hoc report based on the user’s profile. Data-level security in JasperReports Server is enforced through an XML security file attached to a Domain.
Integrate and Embed
JasperReports Server provides several interfaces that allow you to integrate or embed BI into your apps. You want to integrate two key areas: authentication and the user interface. The user interface can be embedded using three different methods:
Single Sign-On Authentication
Implementing single sign-on (SSO) results in a user being able to log in to JasperReports Server based on a shared login mechanism and ID. Common external authentication mechanisms include external DB, LDAP, CAS, and Token Based Authentication. The following videos gives an introduction to these authentication methods:
User Interface Themes/Skins
Interactive Reporting for Non-Technical Users
The JasperReports Server application can be customized to match the appearance of another application and rebrand the user interface. CSS-based themes allow a set of changes to be packaged together in one view. Themes are stored in the repository and are part of the JasperReports Server UI framework that provides separation of structure, presentation, and events.
Reports, dashboards and parts of the Jaspersoft application can be called via HTTP and embedded via iFrames into your applications, even the dashboard and Ad Hoc designers can be embedded.
Web Service APIs
The REST Web Service APIs allow components of JasperReports Server to be integrated into other applications via Web Service calls by the hosting application. This includes repository services, scheduling services, Domain services and administrative services. Web Service requests are authenticated using Spring Security and can be configured to use HTTPS.
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