Printing and exporting BIRT report output

After you run a report to produce report output, you can print the results or export them to be saved in a specific format.

About this task

Depending on the type of report and if the report has been imported into the application, you can run reports from the application interface or from the report server interface.

Printing and saving report output in the web interface

About this task

You can run and print any available BIRT reports. You can print report output from your browser. You can export a BIRT report to a file in multiple formats:
  • Adobe PDF
  • Adobe Postscript
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Note: Some information may be missing from the exported file if the format in which you choose to export the results does not support that type of information. For example, graphics may not display in exported Excel files.
Restriction: You cannot run requirements management development intelligence reports from the application interface. You must run them on the report server.

Procedure

  • Print report output:
    1. Click the View report in printable format button in the page menu. The report opens in a printable format in a new browser tab.
    2. Use your browser's standard Print function to print the report.
  • Save report output:
    1. In the report results, click the Export button Export button in the upper-right corner of the report page. The format selection window opens.
    2. Select the format in which you want to export the report and click Submit.
      Window displaying export format options: PDF; Postscript; Excel; Word; PowerPoint
      You are prompted to save the report in the format you selected.
    3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the exported report. You can edit the report name. The report is saved in the format and location you specified. You can access the exported report using the appropriate application.

Printing and saving reports in the Eclipse client

About this task

You cannot print reports in the Eclipse client. You can export a report to a file.

Procedure

Save the report output.

  1. In the report results, click the Export button Export button in the upper-right corner of the report page. The format selection window opens.
  2. Select the format in which you want to export the report and click Submit.
    Window displaying export format options: PDF; Postscript; Excel; Word; PowerPoint
    You are prompted to save the report in the format you selected.
  3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the exported report. You can edit the report name. The report is saved in the format and location you specified. You can access the exported report using the appropriate application.

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