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Introduction to RDL

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1. INTRODUCTION

Reporting tool is a tool to extract and present data in charts, tables, and other visualizations so users can find useful information. It can also allow you to build paginated reports ideal for printing. A reporting tool is typically an application within a business intelligence software suite.

There are various kinds of reports, such as Static reports, Page Reports, Code based Dynamic Reports etc. Reports can vary in their interactivity. Static reports cannot be changed by the end users while interactive reports allow you to navigate the report through various hierarchies and visualization elements. Interactive reports allow you to drill down through various levels of the data at the click of a button. They also allow you to navigate, sort, filter and view the data for your specific needs.

There are many types of reporting tools present. Some of the reporting tools are listed below,

1. BIRT

2. JasperReport

3. Pentaho

4. SpagoBI

5. KNIME

6. ReportServer

7. Seal Report.

These reporting tools provide a rich feature set ready for the enterprise use. End users should do a thorough comparison and select the tool that best meets their needs. Some of the tools distinguishes themselves by specific features such as integration with the machine learning, or availability of virtual machine and cloud images.