What Is This Plugin?This plugin provides a new Result type and package for Struts2 that allows you to easy integrate with DataVision. Configuration is very easy (nearly everything has an intelligent default, you could literally get away with only a single configuration parameter) yet flexible (there are multiple ways to configure all parameters). With DataVision in your Struts2 application, you can produce PDF, Excel, LaTeX, DocBook, comma-separated and other formatted output for display or download quickly and easily.
What is DataVision?DataVision (http://datavision.sourceforge.net) is an open source reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports. Reports can be designed using a drag-and-drop GUI. They may be run, viewed, and printed from the application or exported as HTML, XML, PDF, Excel, LaTeX2e, DocBook, or tab- or comma-delimited text files. The output files produced by LaTeX2e and DocBook can in turn be used to produce PDF, text, HTML, PostScript, and more.
DataVision is written in Java and runs almost anywhere. It can generate reports from databases or text data files. Any database with an available JDBC driver should work: Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, hsqldb, Microsoft Access, Progress, and more. Columns read from text files can be separated by any character.
Report descriptions are stored as XML files. This means you can not only use the DataVision GUI but you may also edit reports using your favorite text editor.
Latest News9/24/2007 - Version 1.0 has been released. Have at it!