Reports in java

09-17-2020 15:06

We are happy to announce jsreport has the java client now. The big thank you to the hedonCZ who made this possible.

Get started with java

Install jsreport

The first you need to install jsreport server. This can be as easy as this:

npm install jsreport-cli -g  
mkdir jsreportapp  
cd jsreportapp  
jsreport init  
jsreport configure  
jsreport start

or even simpler use docker:

docker run -p 5488:5488 jsreport/jsreport

For the details see the installation manuals.

Now you can open jsreport on the default http://localhost:5488 and prepare your first reports. You can find the tutorials here if you are new to jsreport.

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Create java project

Now create a basic java project and use maven to install jsreport-javaclient dependency.

<dependency>
    <groupId>io.github.hedoncz</groupId>
    <artifactId>jsreport-javaclient</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.2</version>
</dependency>

Render with java client

Then you can get the JsReportService interface and render the stored template.

JsReportService reportingService = new JsReportServiceImpl("http://localhost:5488");
Report report = reportingService.render("invoice-main", myDydata);

Files.copy(report.getContent(), Paths.get("report.pdf"));

The data can be any serializable object or hashmap representing the input data of the report.

Conclusion

I believe it was already a piece of cake for the java developers, to use jsreport rest API. However, I also believe this new java client makes the learning curve much shorter and the solutions less error-prone.

Please give it a try and let us know how you like it. If you are interested, the author happily accepts contributions and PRs.