Knowing how to present data in a report is an important skill for data analysts and enterprise developers. In this course, Build Your First Report with BIRT, you’ll learn to use BIRT to build professional-looking reports. First, you’ll explore the BIRT platform and what tools to use to start creating reports. Next, you’ll discover how to display data from a data source in a table. Finally, you’ll learn how to add a chart to the report. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of BIRT needed to build simple yet professional-looking reports.
Course Overview Hi, everyone, my name is Esteban Herrera and welcome to my course, Build your First Report with BIRT. For more than 10 years, I have been developing enterprise applications that use reports in many ways, from simple reports that just list data, to complex reports that include many sub reports and visualizations. BIRT is an open‑source platform that allows you to build reports and data visualizations easily, regardless of your reporting skill level. In this course, you'll learn how to use BIRT to build simple but professional‑looking reports. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: setting up data sources and datasets, showing data in a table, using properties and styles to format the elements of our report, and adding a pie chart to our report. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create simple reports with BIRT. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of using SQL, HTML, and CSS. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to use BIRT with the course, Build your First Report with BIRT, at Pluralsight.