Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Integrate Chart Image into Jasper Report Part - 2

In my previous post we discussed how to Integrate the Charts into Jasper Reports using JFreeChart API in Jasper Report. In this post there is another way to embeds the charts into Jasper Reports. This method, we need to generate/create the chart using any 3rd party Java Lib and convert into Image Object or stored into File-system, then just insert the Image into Jasper Report. here no need to use chart functionality in Jasper Report. because these chart are limited functionality.

  1. Create the chart using any Java libraries
  2. Convert the Chart into BufferedImage or Stored into files
  3. pass the Image into Jasper Report.

1. Create the chart using any Java libraries
     In this step we going to create the chart. here i m using jopenchart Java library to create the chart. In their website tutorial section contain some sample codes. so i used these codes. and download the jopenchart lib from here.

2. Convert the chart into BufferedImage or Stored into files
    In jopenchart have the in-build function for store chart into the file.
ChartEncoder.createPNG(new FileOutputStream(System.getProperty("user.home") + "/chat.png"), c);
and if u want into in-memory Image object then use render() method.
BufferedImage bi = new BufferedImage(width, height, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);
DefaultChart chart = ....;
Graphics2D gd=bi.createGraphics();

In above code we create empty BufferedImage object. the get the Graphics2D object from the BufferedImage and pass the Graphics2D into chart render() method. so when render() method is called, the chart is write into BufferedImage object.

3. Pass the Image into Jasper Report
        We need to create the Jasper Report. this time we are not using chart function in Jasper reports. we using Image component of jasperreport. We have 2 options are there, pass the Image Object or Pass the Path String object where image is stored in File-system. here first i m using Image object.

we use parameter to pass into jasper report. so first create the new Parameter in Jasper Report and named "chartImage" and Parameter Class "java.lang.Object".  drag the Image Component and set the properties. Image Expression and Expression Class like
               Image Expression == >  $P{chartImage}
               Expression Class  == > java.awt.Image

If we use stored Image File then change the Parameter class to java.lang.String and Image Expression Class to java.lang.String.

here Image Expression class is decided the Jasper Report. how we add the Image. If u put "java.awt.Image" as a Expression class then we are passing the Image object. and jasper report can understand. If u mention "java.lang.String" then we pass as String that pointing to Image file. (png,jpg,gif,..).

public class DemoBean {

    int width = 640;
    int height = 480;
    BufferedImage bi = new BufferedImage(width, height, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);

    public DemoBean() {
        int[] quadr = {0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36};
        int[] exp = {1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64};
        double[] columns = {0.0, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0};

        // Creating a data set array
        DefaultDataSet[] ds = new DefaultDataSet[3];

        // Filling all DataSets
        ds[0] = new DefaultDataSet(ChartUtilities.transformArray(new int[]{0, 6}),
                ChartUtilities.transformArray(new double[]{0.0, 6.0}),
                "Linear Growth");

        ds[1] = new DefaultDataSet(ChartUtilities.transformArray(quadr),
                "Quadratic Growth");

        ds[2] = new DefaultDataSet(ChartUtilities.transformArray(exp),
                "Exponential Growth");

        String title = "Growth Factor Comparison";

        DefaultChartDataModel data = new DefaultChartDataModel(ds);


        DefaultChart c = new DefaultChart(data, title, DefaultChart.LINEAR_X_LINEAR_Y);

          c.addChartRenderer(new LineChartRenderer(c.getCoordSystem(),data), 1);

        c.setBounds(new Rectangle(0, 0, width, height));
        Graphics2D gd=bi.createGraphics();

//      /*  if ur using Image file then use these code */
//        try {
//            ChartEncoder.createPNG(new FileOutputStream(System.getProperty("user.home") + "/chart.png"), c);
//        } catch (Exception e) {
//            e.printStackTrace();
//        }


    public String pdf() throws JRException, IOException {

        String reportPath = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().getExternalContext().getRealPath("/reports/Charts.jasper");

        Map parameter = new HashMap();
        parameter.put("chartImage", bi);

        JasperPrint jasperPrint = JasperFillManager.fillReport(reportPath, parameter, new JREmptyDataSource(1));
        HttpServletResponse httpServletResponse = (HttpServletResponse) FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().getExternalContext().getResponse();
        httpServletResponse.addHeader("Content-disposition", "attachment; filename=report.pdf");
        ServletOutputStream servletOutputStream = httpServletResponse.getOutputStream();
        JasperExportManager.exportReportToPdfStream(jasperPrint, servletOutputStream);

        return null;

Download the Sample Project from my  GitHub

Check the screen-cast for better understanding.

Screen cast:

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Integrate Charts in Jasper Reports +JSF 2.0

In this post we will walk through how to integrate Charts (JFreeChart) into Jasper Report framework. JasperReports is the world's most popular open source reporting engine. It is entirely written in Java and it is able to use data coming from any kind of data source and produce pixel-perfect documents that can be viewed, printed or exported in a variety of document formats including HTML, PDF, Xlsx, Docx, Pptx, Odf

Check my Introduction to Jasper Reports and Sub-report with jasper Report posts.

2-ways to Integrate the Charts/Graphs into Jasper Reports
  1. Use JFreeChart API inside Jasper Report to generate the Charts while generating reports
  2. Use any 3rd party Java Libraries to create the chart and stored in In-memory Image object (or) stored in file. then pass the Image/file to Jasper Report. then embed the Image into Report. (check here)
In this post we going to use 1st option. In Jasper Report use JFreeChart Components to make charts. In my next post we will see the 2nd way to generate the charts in reports.

I ll create one sample application (Progress Report) to demonstrate the Integrate the charts in reports.

I have Student Bean contain name, roll No, image and List of Semester paper beans. In Semester paper bean contain name of the paper and mark(score).
import java.util.List;

 * @author ramki
public class Student {
    private String name;
    private String rollNo;
    private String imagePath;
    private List listOfSemesterPaper;

    // getters and setters
public class SemesterPaper {
    private String name;
    private double mark;

    public SemesterPaper(String name, double mark) { = name;
        this.mark = mark;

    // getters and setters

Create the Report
    we can use either iReport Standalone version or Jasper report Net-beans plugins to create the jasper Reports.

Create empty reports and create the fields and these fields are match with Student bean property variables. here name,rollNo and imagePath are String. so no need to change the data type of field. but listOfSemesterPaper is List. so change the data type of the field to List.

then drag Image component and static text component for making general report like this
here name and rollNo fields are dragged into report canvas, then drag the Image component and change the expression of Image component to imagePath field. Now we ready for bring the Chart component. But chart data are stored in listOfSemesterPaper field. Its List. So we can't use directly. so we going to create sub data set from main data set. so create sub dataset named "ChartDataset". and In sub data set create another 2 fields match with SemesterPaper bean. here name is String and mark is double.

Now drag the chart and choose the chart type. here i chosen Bar chart. its poped up the wizard.  we need to choose Data set. here we need to choose "ChartDataset" sub data set, which one we created. then select the Category and Value property of Charts. here name is category and mark is value. (see the screenshot)

and final step is we need to explicitly mention how main data set is divied into sub data set. In sub data set "ChartDataset" is take value of listOfSemesterPaper field. this fields is List. so we need to wrap into JRBeanCollectionDataSource.

that's it. now compile the report and generate the .jasper format. then integrate into Netbeans project.
public class DemoBean {

    private List listOfStudent;

    public DemoBean() {
        listOfStudent = new ArrayList();

        Student student = new Student();

        List listOfSemsterPaper = new ArrayList();
        listOfSemsterPaper.add(new SemesterPaper("S/W Engg", 50.6));
        listOfSemsterPaper.add(new SemesterPaper("Java", 88.6));
        listOfSemsterPaper.add(new SemesterPaper("Data Struct", 66.6));
        listOfSemsterPaper.add(new SemesterPaper("Algorithm", 77.6));
        listOfSemsterPaper.add(new SemesterPaper("Lab 1", 90.6));
        listOfSemsterPaper.add(new SemesterPaper("Lab 2", 99.6));




    public String pdf() throws JRException, IOException {
        JRBeanCollectionDataSource beanCollectionDataSource = new JRBeanCollectionDataSource(listOfStudent);
        String reportPath = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().getExternalContext().getRealPath("/reports/chartReports.jasper");
        JasperPrint jasperPrint = JasperFillManager.fillReport(reportPath, new HashMap(), beanCollectionDataSource);
        HttpServletResponse httpServletResponse = (HttpServletResponse) FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().getExternalContext().getResponse();
        httpServletResponse.addHeader("Content-disposition", "attachment; filename=report.pdf");
        ServletOutputStream servletOutputStream = httpServletResponse.getOutputStream();
        JasperExportManager.exportReportToPdfStream(jasperPrint, servletOutputStream);
        return null;

        Facelet Title
            Generating Report : 

Download the Sample Project from my  GitHub

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