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Installing iReport on a PC

iReport is the Fulcrum GUI based report authoring tool. It is a Java based tool and thus can run on any computer that can run Java Version 1.5 or later (sometimes called Java 5). It allows creating reports of any complexity level, but is substantially more complex than the Web Ad-Hoc reporting tool. Unlike the Web Ad-Hoc tool, it must be installed on a computer before use and does not use the computers web browser.

Prerequisites & Recommendations

  • Windows NT or later (2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7/8), Mac OSX, Linux
  • 100MB of free disk space
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB preferred for best response)
  • Java JDK V1.6 or later

Installing the correct version of Java

SchoolsOPEN and JasperSoft recommend you use Java 1.6 or later. In addition, it's crucial you install the Java Developers version. This is substantially different from the Java Runtime (called the JRE) that most computers already have installed.

A computer with just the Java JRE will NOT be able to run iReport!!

You can download the correct Java from the website http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp. There are a number of downloads on this site. You want the one labeled something like "JDK 6 Update 16" (the numbers here will change over time). Specifically, you DO NOT want the ones that have "with xxxxx" after then (where xxxxx is things like Netbeans, J ava EE, JavaFX or anything else). The downloads that have " with xxxx" after their titles have way more than you need and require much longer download times and space on your computer and add nothing more. These larger, heftier downloads are also known as "Bundles" in the section header — avoid them.

Once downloaded, install it on your computer and you are set for Java

Installing the iReport application

You can install iReport by downloading the installation directly from our website. We have a download specifically for Window based computers (which includes an automatic installer) or a generic one that works for any computer (Mac OSX, Linux, etc — will work for WIndows too, but requires manual installation).

iReport for Fulcrum 5.0

NOTE: You can import previous iReport settings for the computer it's installed on by running iReport 5.0 and then from the Tools menu, select "Import Settings"

WARNING iReport 5 is NOT compatible with earlier version of the JasperServer Repository (i.e. 4.x or 3.x). DO NOT TRY to access older repoisitories from iReport 5.0. It may seem to work, but it will almost certainly corrupt a report or the entire reppository

iReport for Fulcrum 4.5.1

NOTE: You can import previous iReport settings for the computer it's installed on by running iReport 4.5.1 an then from the Tools menu, select "Import Settings"

WARNING iReport 4.5.1 is NOT compatible with earlier version of the JasperServer Repository (i.e. 3.x). DO NOT TRY to access older repoisitories from iReport 4.5. It may seem to work, but it will almost certainly corrupt a report or the entire reppository

iReport for Fulcrum 3.7.1.1

NOTE: You can import previous iReport settings for the computer it's installed on by running iReport 3.7 an then from the Tools menu, select "Import Settings"

WARNING iReport 3.7.1.1 is NOT compatible with earlier version of the JasperServer Repository (i.e. 3.5). DO NOT TRY to access older repoisitories from iReport 3.7. It may seem to work, but it will almost certainly corrupt a report or the entire reppository

iReport for Fulcrum 3.5

For Windows, just run the installer after you download it and take the defaults and it will put everything in the right place and setup icons.
For Mac OSX and Linux, just unzip the download and put the resultant files in their own folder/directory and use the script called "<INSTALL_FOLDER>/bin/ireportpro" to start iReport.

iReport Hot Patches

Occasionally, there may be an important fix or patch to iReport that is needed before the next release of the product is made. These patches need to be applied AFTER iReport is installed and it's verified it can startup correctly. The patches generally only need to be done once.

Please check the iReport HotFix page for any patches and apply them after successfully installing iReport.


Page last modified on Wednesday 13 of February, 2013 15:51:00 EST