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Separate Run and Render (BIRT) 2.1

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Separate Run and Render

This example demonstrate using the RE API to run and render a report in two task. It also uses the generated rptdocument to retrieve the first level TOC.

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import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.logging.Level;

import org.eclipse.birt.core.framework.Platform;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.EngineConfig;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.EngineConstants;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.EngineException;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.HTMLActionHandler;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.HTMLEmitterConfig;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.HTMLRenderContext;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.HTMLRenderOption;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.HTMLServerImageHandler;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRenderTask;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportDocument;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngine;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportEngineFactory;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IReportRunnable;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.IRunTask;
import org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.TOCNode;
public class RunTask {

static void executeReport() throws EngineException

 IReportEngine engine=null;
 EngineConfig config = null;
  config = new EngineConfig( );
  config.setEngineHome( "C:/birt-runtime-2_1_1/birt-runtime-2_1_1/ReportEngine" );
  config.setLogConfig(null, Level.FINE);

  Platform.startup( config );
  IReportEngineFactory factory = (IReportEngineFactory) Platform
  .createFactoryObject( IReportEngineFactory.EXTENSION_REPORT_ENGINE_FACTORY );
  engine = factory.createReportEngine( config );
  engine.changeLogLevel( Level.WARNING );

 }catch( Exception ex){

 //Create the report engine
 HTMLEmitterConfig emitterConfig = new HTMLEmitterConfig( );
 emitterConfig.setActionHandler( new HTMLActionHandler( ) );
 HTMLServerImageHandler imageHandler = new HTMLServerImageHandler( );
 emitterConfig.setImageHandler( imageHandler );
 config.getEmitterConfigs( ).put( "html", emitterConfig ); //$NON-NLS-1$

 IReportRunnable design = null;

 design = engine.openReportDesign("C:/test/2.1/toc/TOCTest.rptdesign"); 

 //Create task to run the report - use the task to execute and run the report,
 IRunTask task = engine.createRunTask(design); 

 //Create rptdocument

 //Open rptdocument
 IReportDocument rptdoc = engine.openReportDocument("c:/test/2.1/toc/TOCTest.rptdocument");
 //Get the top level TOC Node
 TOCNode tn = rptdoc.findTOC(null);
 List children = tn.getChildren();

 //Display top level children
 if( children != null && children.size() >0 )
  for( int i = 0; i < children.size(); i++)
   TOCNode child = ( TOCNode )children.get(i);
   System.out.println( "Node ID " + child.getNodeID());

   System.out.println( "Node Display String " + child.getDisplayString());
   System.out.println( "Node Bookmark " + child.getBookmark());

 //Create Render Task
 IRenderTask rtask = engine.createRenderTask(rptdoc);

 //Set Render context to handle url and image locataions
 HTMLRenderContext renderContext = new HTMLRenderContext();
 //Set the Base URL for all actions
 //Tell the Engine to prepend all images with this URL - Note this requires using the HTMLServerImageHandler
 //Tell the Engine where to write the images to
 //Tell the Engine what image formats are supported.  Note you must have SVG in the string 
 //to render charts in SVG.
 HashMap<String, HTMLRenderContext> contextMap = new HashMap<String, HTMLRenderContext>();
 contextMap.put( EngineConstants.APPCONTEXT_HTML_RENDER_CONTEXT, renderContext );
 rtask.setAppContext( contextMap );

 //Set rendering options - such as file or stream output, 
 //output format, whether it is embeddable, etc
 HTMLRenderOption options = new HTMLRenderOption();

 //Remove HTML and Body tags

 //Set ouptut location

 //Set output format

 //run the report and destroy the engine


 //render the report and destroy the engine
 //Note - If the program stays resident do not shutdown the Platform or the Engine  
 * @param args
public static void main(String[] args) {
  executeReport( );
 catch ( Exception e )



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