web reporting solution

What is the way for a web application written in Jakarta Tapestry to generate reports on the fly. What kind of software do I need in order to generate a report (in excel format, html, pdf) based on a user's input.

Specifically, in the Tapestry environment, I need to know how do I structure my queries, pass them to the report writer, and display it on the page. The data access layer is based on Hibernate.

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For reporting purposes using Java/JSP you have 2 real options

Commercial: Crystal Reports http://www.businessobjects.com/
Open Source: JasperReports http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/

I've found Jasper Reports more than capable so it should be good enough for most needs. Tutorials can be found from any google search but here's a selection that should be enough for you to be able to introduce it into your Tapestry apps. I've never used Tapestry but I have used Jasper with Struts so I assume that the usage would be similar.


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Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions ArchitectCommented:
There are many Web Reporting software try out these links.





But i would like to suggest you to select some open source reporting tool.
so check outthis Link.


Thank You.
shivaspk, please don't repeat earlier links such as the JasperReports one, and if you are posting the results of a simple google search then please say so :-)
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