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From Laurent Marchal <cont...@genux.fr>
Subject Re: Using Cayenne with RCP and Birt?
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:37:46 GMT
If you write an ODA driver to integrate Cayenne with BIRT, It would be a 
really nice contribution ! I am really interrested in this, so keep us 
in touch if you do something !

Cheers.
Laurent

Lawrence Gerstley wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I definitely agree that BIRT+JDBC is nice and simple, and it's really 
> a joy to get started with. The problem is one of generalization: I've 
> spent all of this time using Cayenne to abstract from the physical 
> database, and I only want to do that once. My application can now 
> smoothly move between Oracle, MySQL, and Apache Derby, and Cayenne has 
> work better than I expected to accomplish this. Now, I want to 
> leverage that work so that my reporting can be platform independent as 
> well. Of course, the JDBC connection could be configurable as well, 
> but that's much more opportunity for something to go wrong. The 
> Hibernate example may take me a long way in understanding what to 
> do--thanks for the link!
>
> Lawrence
>
>
> On Nov 25, 2008, at 2:03 AM, Laurent Marchal wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>>   I am sucessfully using cayenne in a big eclipse RCP application (25 
>> plugins), we use BIRT chart library to programmatically create 
>> dynamic charts, and we are also integrating some BIRT reports into 
>> the RCP.
>>
>> I don't know exaclty what you want to do, but BIRT can't use Cayenne 
>> directly (you will have to develop an ODA driver to bridge the two), 
>> it's possible but i don't see the utility, BIRT + JDBC is pretty nice 
>> and simple.
>>
>> You can see an example of BIRT using hibernate as data source here : 
>> http://docs.jboss.org/tools/whatsnew/birt/birt-news-1.0.0.Alpha1.html
>> https://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE-2220
>>
>> Cheers.
>>
>> Laurent Marchal
>>
>> Andrus Adamchik wrote:
>>> Hi Lawrence,
>>>
>>> Don't recall BIRT being mentioned on this list. You could be the 
>>> first one to try it (?)
>>>
>>> Andrus
>>>
>>>
>>> On Nov 25, 2008, at 3:02 AM, Lawrence Gerstley wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I've been using Cayenne with great success in making a variety of 
>>>> RCP applications. I'm trying to integrate in BIRT to these 
>>>> applications now, and want to do so without separately specifying 
>>>> JDBC mappings just for BIRT. Has anyone integrated the two 
>>>> together? Especially inside of RCP, but outside would work as well. 
>>>> Any snippets would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Many Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Lawrence
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>

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