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From Lawrence Gerstley <>
Subject Re: Using Cayenne with RCP and Birt?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:27:51 GMT

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!


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 :
> 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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