JasperAssistant 2.1.2 review

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JasperAssistant is a visual report designer for JasperReports, a popular open-source reporting engine

License: Shareware
File size: 10280K
Developer: Infologic SA.
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JasperAssistant is a visual report designer for JasperReports, a popular open-source reporting engine. JasperAssistant is built on top of the Eclipse's plug-in architecture and its main goal is to help you create JasperReports report definition files through an intuitive graphical interface.

JasperAssistant opens for you the door to the best open-source reporting engine available - JasperReports. JasperReports offers you a free reporting library for your commercial and non-commercial Java projects with no deployment or any other fees.

JasperAssistant in its turn gives you a professional designer that is able to save you a great amount of development time. Combine the two, and you get an accessible reporting solution which easily matches many high-priced commercial counterparts.

Design and layout your reports using an intuitive visual interface and avoid the need for XML editing of JasperReports templates.
Take advantage of Eclipse IDE integration and effectively combine Java and JasperReports development.
Efficiently locate and correct report problems using precise error indications.
Preview your reports instantly using live data from a JDBC database connection, an XML document, JavaBeans array or a custom data source.
Export and preview your reports in PDF, Excel, HTML, CSV and XML formats.

Here are some key features of "JasperAssistant":
"What you see is what you get" visual report designer.
Complete integration with Eclipse IDE environment.
Support for all the features of JasperReports up to version 1.2.1
An integrated report compiler.
Report preview support
Report Export wizard
Support for compiled report files (*.jasper)
Drag-and-drop interface.
Unlimited Undo/Redo support.
Cut/Copy/Paste support.
Properties View.
Outline View.
Problems/Tasks View.
Intuitive Context Menus.
A dedicated toolbar for text objects.
Zoom support.
A customizable palette.
A comprehensive set of align and resize actions.
Intuitive Expression Editor.
Integrated user documentation.
Field Wizard.
Grid and Snap To Grid support.
Rulers, Guides and Snap to Guides support.
Extensible shortcuts support.
Full support for JasperReports data sources.

What's New in This Release:
This version brings full support for JasperReports crosstabs by providing a dedicated crosstab editor.

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