JasperReports Studio Resources
Tibco’s JasperReports is an open source XML based reporting tool with an Eclipse based IDE called JasperReports Studio. That’s where I spend a large portion of my work day. I had to pick it up on the fly when I moved into my current role. As a self-learner I haven’t found a ton of current resources on the web. In the hopes of shortening the journey for anyone coming after me I’ve included links to the sites that have helped me the most so far. Keep in mind this list is for developers using Jasper Studio or iReports to develop reports. There’s other documentation out there for web developers embedding JasperReports directly into web pages.
This is the most helpful resource I’ve found on the web. Most of the questions I’ve had have been answered here. It can be tricky figuring out what to search for and it’s important to pay attention to the date of the answer. Some issues and problems have been resolved over the years that might change the validity of a very old solution. I usually find myself opening 5 or 6 tabs of possible related questions and sifting through all of them to find what I need.
Jasper API Documentation
This is an incredible resource for questions about report properties. It’s especially helpful when you’re working on how a report is exporting to Excel.
Obviously not as focused on Jasper specifically but I do occasionally find help here.
I wasn’t super well versed in Java and had no idea what Groovy was when I started this job. The Groovy documentation can be really helpful when working on complex expressions.
It’s pretty shallow but at least skim through it. The section on using tables and datasets is helpful.
Those are my main resources when I need help. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.