I looked at a product called CrystalClear, I tested it a year ago, and it
looked very nice...  Its www.inetsoftware.de It would allow me to place my
crystal report files, in the ifs and run it nativly..

Here is a small piece of code I wrote a while ago to test it..

The only feature, I'm waiting for, before I buy it is..  Specified order
grouping in a crosstab... They have it, in a standard report... But I use it
a lot in crosstabs...  


 RUNJVA     CLASS(reportwrapper) +                              
          PARM('-R/java/usersheet.rpt' +                    
          '-O/java/rwtest.pdf' '-Xpdf' '-pACCT' +           
          '-pMARK') +                                        

import com.inet.report.*;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;

public class reportwrapper {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {

                String reportname      = null;
                String outputfilename  = null;
                String exportformat    = null;
                String parameter       = null;

                int k = 0;
                while ( args.length > k )
                        if ( args[k].startsWith("-R") )
                                reportname = args[k].substring(2);
                        if ( args[k].startsWith("-O") )
                                outputfilename = args[k].substring(2);
                        if ( args[k].startsWith("-X") )
                                exportformat = args[k].substring(2);

           System.out.println("Report Name|"+reportname);
           System.out.println("Output filename|"+outputfilename);
           System.out.println("Export Mode|"+exportformat);
            Engine e = new Engine(exportformat);

                                                // set the report file

                                                                // at this
point you can change the
                                                                // default
values from the rpt file
                                                                // for


// we need read the report parameters here, because we had to create the 'e'
class first...           
                k = 0;
                int p = 0;
                while ( args.length > k )
                        if ( args[k].startsWith("-p") )  {
                                       parameter = args[k].substring(2);
           System.out.println("Parameter ("+p+") ==>"+parameter);
                       e.setPrompt(parameter, p);

//              e.setUser("TIMH");
//              e.setPassword("xxxxxxx");
//              e.setPrompt("TEC2748", 0);
//              e.setHost("jdbc:as400://MYAS400"); 
//              e.setSchema("");
//              e.setPrompt("['promptval2']", 1);
//              e.setPrompt("promptval3", 2);
//              e.setPrompt("Date(1899,11,31)", 3);
//              e.setPrompt("Date(3000,11,31)", 4);

                                                                // now start
the transformation

                                                                // open the
output file and save the data
            FileOutputStream pdfFile = new FileOutputStream(outputfilename);
            int pageCount = e.getPageCount();
            byte[] b = e.getPageData(0);
            System.out.println("Wrote pages: "+pageCount);

        } catch (Throwable t ) { 

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jon Paris
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 10:50 AM
To: Java List
Subject: Java for Batch and Reporting

Any of you have any experience of coding heavy-duty batch update/reporting
functions in Java on iSeries?

I'm particularly interested in the performance aspects and if anyone has any
exposure to the Crystal or other reporting software.

Jon Paris


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