Part III: Advanced Reporting
In this part, we will focus on some advanced reporting features of Logi JReport: how to use Logi JReport Designer to create data resources and use the resources to build reports and library components; how the resources are published to Logi JReport Server and managed on the server, and so on.
The reports we build in this part are related to a fictional, mid-size retail coffee chain named Jinfonet Gourmet Java. All documents needed to run the business and drive decision-making are reports generated by Logi JReport.
The business questions that Logi JReport reports can answer include:
- What were the Sales totals last month? Last year?
- Which regions had the highest sales? Which sales representative?
- Which product was the best selling last month? Last year?
Reports deliver real-time data
By integrating sophisticated reporting functionality in enterprise applications, organizations can access, analyze and deliver real-time data as well as unlock critical business data hidden within applications.
The reports access the same data storage as the applications of Jinfonet Gourmet Java:
Logi JReport reports can pull data from any type of JDBC-accessible database, including Oracle, Sybase and Informix, or other data sources such as XML, SOAP web service and HIVE. The data store for Jinfonet Gourmet Java is an RDBMS and XML file. The applications of the company: inventory management system, store operations, supply chain management and order tracking, access and update the data store.
Reports created in this track are based on the built-in HyperSonic DBMS database and XML data source. The table below shows the tables in the DBMS and XML data sources. The DBMS Name/XML Name is the name of the table as it is known in the DBMS or XML data itself; the Table Name is the table name that is shown in the Logi JReport Designer:
|DBMS Name||Table Name||Table Description|
|ACCOUNTMANAGERS||Account Managers||Jinfonet Gourmet Coffee employees|
|CONTACTS||Contacts||Customer contact information|
|CUSTOMERS||Customers||Customer name, contact, and address|
|ORDERSDETAIL||Orders Detail||Orders line items|
|STOCKMARKET||Stock Market||Stock information|
|XML data source|
|XML Name||Table Name||Table Description|
|_Jinfonet_Employee||Employee||Jinfonet Gourmet Coffee employees|
|_Jinfonet_Customer||Customer||Customer name, contact, and address|
|_Jinfonet_Customer_Order_OrderDetail||OrdersDetail||Orders line items|
|_Jinfonet_Catalog||Catalog||Product number and description for catalog|
By mapping the actual data source names to Logi JReport Designer names, report designers can work with more intuitive or customized names.
This part contains the following tracks:
- Track 1: Creating Page Reports
- Track 2: Creating Business Views
- Track 3: Creating Web Reports
- Track 4: Creating Library Components
- Track 5: Publishing, Running and Administering Resources
- Track 6: Integrating Reports and Dashboards