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iReport is a free, open source report designer for JasperReports.

This applications enables users to create highly complex layouts containing charts, images, subreports, crosstabs and much more.

Access your data through JDBC, TableModels, JavaBeans, XML, Hibernate, CSV, and custom sources. Then publish your reports as PDF, RTF, XML, XLS, CSV, HTML, XHTML, text, DOCX, or OpenOffice.

iReport is available as a standalone application (based on the NetBeans RCP) and as a NetBeans plugin for NetBeans IDE 6.5.1 and higher.

iReport is part of the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence suite. The other applications include: JasperReports, JasperServer, JasperAnalysis, and JasperETL.

 iReport 5.6.0

Free to download



Jaspersoft Corporation


System Requirements
Java Runtinme Environment

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Features include:

  • Fully dockable and configurable interface that supports localization
  • Unlimited undo/redo support
  • Visual designer with drag and drop
  • Elements and tools palette for quick access
  • Report inspector gives structured view of all report objects
  • Property sheet to edit all object properties
  • Built-in expression editor with syntax highlighting
  • Integrated preview
  • XML editor for report source
  • Database explorer
  • Support for plug-ins
  • Magnetic guide lines
  • Grid and snap to grid features
  • Position, align, and resize elements using mouse or keyboard
  • Contextual menu for common operations
  • Resizable bands
  • Zoom in, zoom out
  • Multi-metrics rules
  • Drag objects from the report inspector and from the palette into the designer
  • Multiple element selection options
  • Copy and paste elements and formats
  • Large set of formatting tools to align, resize and format elements
  • Real time design error detection
  • Compatibility mode to save a report using a specific version of JasperReports
  • Crosstab designer
  • Support for input parameters
  • Variables to perform calculations at different report levels including sum, average, count, min/max, custom calculations, and standard deviation
  • Multiple sections and multiple details
  • Groups with multiple headers and footers
  • Support for multiple datasets and subreports
  • Customizable page format with support for multiple columns
  • Complete set of charts including Pie, Pie3D, Bar, Bar3D, XyBar, StackedBar, StackedBar3D, Line, XyLine, Area, XyArea, Scatter, Bubble, TimeSeries, HighLow, Candlestick, Thermometer, Meter, Gantt and multiple-series charts.
  • Graphic elements including frames, lines, rectangles, round rectangles, and ellipses
  • Label and text fields with support for HTML and RTF formatting
  • Crosstab elements
  • Support for custom components including barcodes, lists and flash-based charts
  • Dynamic page break and multiple page numbering
  • Support for styles and conditional styles
  • Support for scriptlets
  • Ability to write report expressions in Java, Groovy and Javascript
  • Support for 508 tags in PDF
  • Element grouping
  • Report internationalization and localization
  • Support for all relational databases accessible via JDBC
  • Support for a large set of data sources including local and remote XML files, arrays and collections of Java Beans, CSV files, Hibernate connections, EJBQL connections, XMLA servers, custom data sources and JRDataSourceProviders
  • Built-in support for SQL, HQL (Hibernate Query Language), MDX and XPath
  • Integrated SQL query builder and MDX designer
  • Field mapping tools for Java Beans, XML and CSV files
  • Automatic discovery of SQL fields
  • Pluggable data sources and query executers to provide support for custom query languages and data layer integration
  • Ability to use multiple data sources with list components and subreports
  • Database explorer
  • Large set of report templates ready to use or customize with the report wizard
  • Support for custom templates
  • Ability to import template libraries
  • Chart themes editor
  • Styles editor
  • Styles library
  • Template thumbnail creation tool
  • Integrated preview
  • Export to PDF, HTML, XHTML, XLS, RTF, DOCX, Text, CSV, OpenOffice, XML, PNG.
  • Ability to execute a report using different Locales and Time Zones
  • Support for report virtualizers to run reports requiring large amounts of memory
  • Large set of export options for each document format
  • Auto compilation of subreports
  • Configurable JasperReports properties
  • Support for multiple character encodings
  • PDF password protection and encryption
  • Optional HTML header and footer
  • Automatically launch external viewers
  • Full integration with JasperServer
  • Ability to explore the JasperServer repository
  • Report publishing wizard
  • Configure multiple servers
  • Resource editing and report publishing tools
  • Support for editing reports remotely
  • Drag and drop repository resources into reports
  • Drill down helper tool
  • Remote report execution with integrated preview
  • Support for JasperServer input controls

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