2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 13, 2010 12:28 PM by Javier Rodriguez

    jboss-birt-servlet not updated with each BIRT revision

    Javier Rodriguez Newbie

      I am using JBoss Seam 2.2.0.GA with BIRT and trying to embeed birt reports into my Seam  application.

       

      • With BIRT 2.5.1 I found a date paremeter problem. Whenever I pass a date parameter to JBossBirtServlet it converts the parameter to 'java.util.Date', but BIRT requires a  'java.sql.date'. Running the report an error message states this problem.

       

      • With BIRT 2.5.2 the problem is even worse. It is not even possible to render the report:

                java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:   org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngine.createGetParameterDefinitionTask(Lorg/eclipse/birt/report/engine/api/IReportRunnable;)Lorg/eclipse/birt/report/engine/api/IGetParameterDefinitionTask;

       

        Searching jboss-birt-servlet.jar source code was dificult: it doesn't exits in JBoss Tools Repositorie. It only is included compiled at:

      http://anonsvn.jboss.org/repos/jbosstools/tags/jbosstools-3.1.0.GA/birt/plugins/org.jboss.tools.birt.core/resources

       

        Finally I found its source code as a attachment to https://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE-2220

       

        I have modified JBossBirtServlet code to correct this problems.

       

      • For Birt 2.5.1:

       

      JBoss-Birt/jboss-birt-servlet/src/org/jboss/tools/birt/servlet/JBossBirtServlet.java

      Revision  236 Revision  237
      1 package  org.jboss.tools.birt.servlet; 1 package  org.jboss.tools.birt.servlet;
      2
      2 3
      3 import  java.io.IOException; 4 import  java.io.IOException;
      167 168
      168                  case IScalarParameterDefn.TYPE_DATE: 169                  case IScalarParameterDefn.TYPE_DATE:
      169                          return DataTypeUtil.toDate(value); 170                          return DataTypeUtil.toSqlDate(value);
      170 171
      171                  case IScalarParameterDefn.TYPE_TIME: 172                  case IScalarParameterDefn.TYPE_T

       

       

       

       

      • For Birt 2.5.2, the same change that for V2.5.1 puls:

       

      JBoss-Birt/jboss-birt-servlet/src/org/jboss/tools/birt/servlet/JBossBirtServlet.java

      Revision  237 Revision  238
      26 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngine; 26 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngine;
      27 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportRunnable; 27 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportRunnable;
      28 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRunnable;
      28 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRunAndRenderTask; 29 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRunAndRenderTask;
      29 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IScalarParameterDefn; 30 import  org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IScalarParameterDefn;
      130                  Map<String, Object> inputValues = new HashMap<String,  Object>(); 131                  Map<String, Object> inputValues = new HashMap<String,  Object>();
      131                  IGetParameterDefinitionTask task = this.birtReportEngine 132                  IGetParameterDefinitionTask task = this.birtReportEngine
      132                                  .createGetParameterDefinitionTask(runnable); 133                                  .createGetParameterDefinitionTask((IRunnable)runnable);
      133                  Collection paramDefns = task.getParameterDefns(false); 134                  Collection paramDefns = task.getParameterDefns(false);
      134                  Iterator iter = paramDefns.iterator(); 135                  Iterator iter = paramDefns.iterator();

       

       

      The corresponding jars are atached to this post.

       

       

      'jboss-birt-servlet.jar' and 'jboos-seam-birt.jar' should be revised with each new BIRT version. If you use JBoss Proyect Wizard to create a new proyect and select BIRT facet, this files are included at /WEB_INF/lib directory with all the other libraries of the installed BIRT version, so it should run with it !!

       

        Indeed, in order to install JBoosTools 3.1.0 Plugin you have to update your Birt version to 2.5.2, so there is no chance to use previous versions of birt.

       

       

      I hope this can help to other Seam-Birt users with the same problem.