Developing BIRT Reports using Information Objects

Who Should Attend?
Developers and Project Managers



Course Description

This BIRT training course develops the skills needed to build reports using Actuate's BIRT Report Designer Professional. The course is essential for report developers who want to be immediately productive with the BIRT Report Designer and want to understand how to use Information Objects as data sources for their reports. Through presentations, demonstrations, and exercises, students are introduced to the design tools and basic reporting concepts, then progressively explore more advanced features. Students create reports that range from simple listing reports to complex reports using grouping, report parameters, charts, multiple master pages and hyperlinks.

This is a highly interactive, instructor led class providing many opportunities for students to ask questions, explore new areas, and receive help from the instructor as they work through the exercises.

By the end of this two-day training, students will have mastered the skills to create a wide variety of reports, simple and sophisticated, using the graphical tools of BIRT Report Designer.


  • Orientation and creating your first report
  • Formatting a report
  • Sorting, grouping, and aggregating data
  • Creating reports that use parameters
  • Writing expressions
  • Crosstabs
  • Building a report that contains subreports
  • Joining data sets
  • Creating charts
  • Designing a multipage report
  • Designing master pages
  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Adding interactive features to a chart
  • Creating and using templates
  • Publishing BIRT Reports to BIRT iServer