JasperStarter is an opensource command line launcher and batch compiler for JasperReports.
It has the following features:
or just invoke setup.exe on Windows
Put your jdbc drivers in the ./jdbc directory of your installation or use --jdbc-dir to point to a different directory.
Invoke JasperStarter with -h to get an overview:
$ jasperstarter -h
Invoke JasperStarter with process -h to get help on the process command:
$ jasperstarter process -h
Example with reportparameters:
$ jasperstarter pr report.jasper -t mysql -u myuser -f pdf -H myhost \ -n mydb -o report -p secret -P CustomerNo=10 StartFrom=2012-10-01
Example with hsql using database type generic:
$ jasperstarter pr report.jasper -t generic -f pdf -o report -u sa \ --db-driver org.hsqldb.jdbcDriver \ --db-url jdbc:hsqldb:hsql://localhost
For more information take a look in the docs directory of the distibution archive or read the Usage page online.
See CHANGES file for a history of changes.
For upcoming issues see Issues
Feedback is always welcome! If you have any questions or proposals, don’t hesitate to write to our discussion forum. If you found a bug or you are missing a feature, log into our Issuetracker and create a bug or feature request.
If you like the software you can write a review :-)
JasperStarter is build with Maven.
Unfortunately one dependency (jasperreports-functions) is not provided in a public maven repository so you must add it to your local maven repo:
# Download jasperreports-functions-6.0.4.jar from # https://sourceforge.net/projects/jasperreports/files/jasperreports/ $ jar xvf jasperreports-functions-6.0.4.jar META-INF/maven/net.sf.jasperreports/jasperreports-functions/pom.xml $ mvn install:install-file -Dfile=jasperreports-functions-6.0.4.jar -DpomFile=META-INF/maven/net.sf.jasperreports/jasperreports-functions/pom.xml
It is possible to compile JasperStarter without this dependency but users will run into errors if they use specific functions in their reports. So there is a test that fails if jasperreports-functions is not available.
To get a distribution package run:
$ mvn package -P release
or if you build from the current default branch you better use:
$ mvn package -P release,snapshot
Attention! You cannot execute target/jasperstarter.jar without having it's dependencies in ../lib ! See dev profile below!
If you want to build the Windows setup.exe, you need to have nsis in your search path (works on linux too, you can find a compiled release in the sourceforge download folder build-tools for your convenience) an add the windows-setup profile to your build:
$ mvn package -P release,windows-setup
$ mvn package -P release,windows-setup,snapshot
While developing you may want to have a quicker build. The dev profile excludes some long running reports and the compressed archives. Instead it puts the build result into target/jasperstarter-dev-bin.
$ mvn package -P dev
Now you can execute JasperStarter without IDE:
$ java -jar target/jasperstarter-dev-bin/lib/jasperstarter.jar
During development you might want not to be annoyed by tests. So the following options are useful:
$ package -P dev -D skipTests
$ package -P dev -D maven.test.failure.ignore=true
To run JasperStarter from within your IDE add --jdbc-dir jdbc to the argument list of your run configuration. Otherwise you will get an error:
Error, (...)/JasperStarter/target/classes/jdbc is not a directory!
Put your jdbc drivers in the ./jdbc directory of the project to invoke JasperStarter from within your IDE to call up a database based report.
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