Install Jaspersoft studio into Eclipse - Visual design tool for JasperReports

1- Introduction

In this document, I will instruct you to install  Jaspersoft Studio, a visual tool to programme  JasperReport.
This document is based on:
  • Eclipse 4.4 (LUNA) 4.5 (MARS)

  • Jaspersoft Studio (5.6.2)


Update 20-08-2016:
 
  • Eclipse 4.6 (NEON)

  • Jaspersoft Studio (6.3.1)

2- Differentiate iReport, JasperSoft and JasperReport

Sometimes you confuse three of them:
  1. iReport
  2. JasperSoft
  3. JasperReport
JasperReport: is a library reporting and programming reports with different formats like PDF, Html,...

Therein:
  • JasperSoft is a visual design tool for JasperReportJasperSoft can be installed in Eclipse as a Plugin.
  • iReport is similar to JasperSoft. It is a visual tool for designing JasperReport report. It can be installed in  Netbeans as a Plugin.
Therefore, to programme  JasperReport report on  Eclipse, you need to install  JasperSoft Studio.

3- Install JasperSoft Studio into Eclipse (LUNA & MARS)

This installation apply for Eclipse 4.4 (LUNA) & 4.5 (MARS).
Search with keywords:
  • Jaspersoft Studio
After installation is complete, restart Eclipse. Now you can be ready JasperReport programming on Eclipse.
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4- Install Jaspersoft for Eclipse NEON

Note: This installation apply for Eclipse 4.6 - NEON:
You can select one of the following versions to install.
Update Site URL:
  • https://sourceforge.net/projects/jasperstudio/files/updatesite/6.3.0/
  • https://sourceforge.net/projects/jasperstudio/files/updatesite/6.2.2/
Or newest Jaspersoft 6.3.1 (Still Beta):
  • https://sourceforge.net/projects/jasperstudio/files/beta-release/updatesite/
Install into Eclipse:
Enter:
  • Name: Jaspersoft Studio for NEON
  • Location: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jasperstudio/files/updatesite/6.3.0/
After installation is complete, restart Eclipse. Now you can be ready JasperReport programming on Eclipse.
 
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5- JasperReport Programming Tutorial for Beginners

You can see the JasperReport programming tutorial for beginners at: