Working with BIRT Designer

Who Should Attend?
Developers and Project Managers

Upcoming Course Dates

Course Description

Course Length: 4 Days

Course Description: This course develops the skills needed to build enterprise reports using BIRT Report Designer. Students are introduced to the design tools and basic reporting concepts. In a lab environment, students develop reports that range from simple listing reports to complex reports using grouping, report parameters, multiple master pages, hyperlinks, and a variety of data sources. Although not required, it is helpful if students have some knowledge of SQL, HTML, and JavaScript.

Each student receives a workbook, which contains all the exercises students will complete in class. Students also receive BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting, the book published by Addison-Wesley.


  • Creating a simple listing report
  • Formatting a report
  • Sorting, grouping and aggregrating data
  • Creating reports that use parameters
  • Writing expressions
  • Building a report that contains subreports
  • Connecting to JDBC, text and XML data sources
  • Joining data sets
  • Creating charts
  • Designing master pages
  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Adding interactive features to a chart
  • Creating and using libraries
  • Creating and using templates