#1 2020-02-11 16:26:14

richb201
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Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

My php (codeigniter) web application needs a report. It actually will need to be a book, since there will be quite a few sections. I am currently porting to run my app under Docker and it runs on AWS. I use Bitnami. I was looking at using iReport to create the report and JasperReports to generate the report. In looking at the bitnami Docker GIT page I see both a container for JasperReport and one for ReportServer offered. Which one to use? I will eventually run on AWS Lightsail. I use DynamoDB.

I am actually having trouble getting iReports to run on my Ubuntu development PC. Is there a competitor to Jasper iReport Designer? The support from Jasper seems almost non-existent.

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#2 2020-02-13 20:22:15

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

well, I am stunned at the great support offered by this forum smile. Is there perhaps a paid support option??

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#3 2020-02-17 12:20:48

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

Hi richb201,

reportserver offers much more than just running jasper reports. It can run BIRT, Jasper, JXLS (1 and 2), Crystal reports in one platform. It also allows ad-hoc reporting with help of dynamic lists. OLAP reporting, charting and cross-tabs are supported both via pivot and Mondrian reports.

Just check this page for more information: https://reportserver.net/en/pricing/
Scroll down for a comparison of the different versions.  Also, check the documentation: https://reportserver.net/en/documentation/

Regarding iReport -> ReportServer allows you to import .jrxml files, not to design them. So for designing them you need a tool like JasperSoft Studio (https://community.jaspersoft.com/projec … oft-studio) . It is the successor of iReport so you should take a look at this.

Regarding your second posting, I think getting an answer within 3 working days in a free support platform is not that bad at all, just check the other questions/answers and you will see that your comment was a little misplaced wink

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#4 2020-02-17 12:45:00

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

Thanks Eduardo, I take it back! I guess I am projecting my limited time to spend on evaluating on others. I managed to get JasperReports Server into my Docker yaml and running. Now I just need to get iReports working. I have a standalone version of 5.6 but it is severely limited for my use, so I am working on getting Jaspersoft Studio installed in Eclipse on my Ubuntu laptop. I am hoping to be able too use it without much interaction with Eclipse. I am an JetBrains kind of guy.

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#5 2020-02-17 12:48:21

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

Hi richb201,

please note that reportserver is available as a docker image too: https://bitnami.com/stack/reportserver- … containers

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#6 2020-02-17 12:59:43

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

Hi richb201,

some other advantages of reportserver compared with jasperreports server:

- scheduling of reports: Schedule reports and have them sent via email on a recurring basis. including conditional scheduling: Define conditions which need to be met in order for a scheduled report to be executed.
You can send scheduled reports via email, teamspace or any target (scripting needed for this).
- scripting: Extend the functionality provided by ReportServer via ReportServer scripts
- ldap, sso authentication

For details, https://reportserver.net/en/pricing/ , scroll down for a comparison.

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#7 2020-02-17 18:43:09

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

Eduardo, does Report Server have a build in editor somewhat like iReport?

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#8 2020-02-18 07:52:21

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Re: Any advantage to using ReportServer rather than JasperReports Server?

Hi richb201,

no, as I mentioned above, reportserver runs reports, so you have to upload a valid .jrxml file for running a Jasper Report.
But take a look at dynamic lists https://reportserver.net/blog/2016/04/2 … roduction/ for adhoc reporting.

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