Cassandra Scripted Data Source (BIRT)
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BIRT 4.2.2 and later supports scripted data source connections for use with Cassandra distributions, including:
- Apache Cassandra
- Datastax Cassandra Community
- Datastax Cassandra Enterprise
BIRT connects to and queries a Cassandra data source using the Hector API. You must copy the Hector client library JAR files to the appropriate folders for both BIRT Designer and the BIRT runtime deployment application. You can download the JAR files from here.
Copying the Hector client library JAR files for use with BIRT Designer
Copy the JAR files to the org.eclipse.birt.me.prettyprint.hector_<version>/lib/ folder and restart BIRT Designer. If you do not copy the JAR files, the following error message appears when you select Cassandra Scripted Data Source in the New Data Source wizard:
Unable to find Hector client library jars to support Cassandra Scripted Data Source
Copying the Hector client library JAR files for use with a BIRT runtime deployment application
For OSGi BIRT runtime deployment, copy the JAR files to the org.eclipse.birt.me.prettyprint.hector_<version>/lib/ folder and restart the runtime deployment application. There is a known issue with tomcat-6 that is independent of Cassandra scripted data sources. If the "Servlet ViewerServlet is not available" error message appears, copy the org.apache.commons.logging_<version>.jar (available in WEB-INF/platform/plugins/) to the birt/WEB-INF/lib/ folder.
For non-OSGi BIRT runtime deployment, copy the JAR files to the <installation_folder>/webapps/birt_runtime/scriptlib/ folder and restart the runtime deployment application.
If you do not copy the JAR files, the following error message appears at runtime: