jsreport

javascript based business reporting

jsreport

Open source platform for designing and rendering various reports.

jsreport is a reporting sever which lets developers define reports using javascript templating engines (like jsrender or handlebars). It supports various report output formats like html, pdf, excel and others. It also includes advanced reporting features like user management, REST API, scheduling, designer or sending emails.

For more informations about the platform please visit http://jsreport.net

see http://jsreport.net/downloads

To be able to install and start jsreport on your development machine you need to do following.

  1. install nodejs
  2. clone this repository
  3. npm install
  4. npm start

You may find installation troubleshooting guide specific for your platform here.

See Gruntfile.js for build automation options.

###Environemnts jsreport adapts to production and development nodejs environments. Difference is that in production environment you get javascript files combined and minified for fast web application startup opposite to development environment where you get all js files individually what makes debugging easier. Second difference is that in production environment jsreport use prod.config.json as configuration file opposite to dev.config.json in `development.

To change environment use cmd set NODE_ENV=development or use options your IDE provides. If you don't specify node environment jsreport assumes production as default.

###Configurations jsreport loads dev.config.json or prod.config.json configuration file on start up based on nodejs environment. If configuration file is not found, jsreport creates default configuration file from example.config.json.

See config documentation for details.

###Tests

grunt test - start tests with file system based db (neDb), no mongo needed

grunt test-mongo - start tests with mongo db, mongodb must be running on localhost

grunt test-all - start tests with nedb and then once again with mongo (used with travis CI)

grunt test-integration - start all tests with nedb including integration tests, needs java, fop and phantomjs running

The easiest way how to contribute to jsreport open source community is to implement jsreport extension. Pull requests to this core repository are also welcome.

Check the tutorial for writing custom extensions

##Roadmap The following features are planned for Q2 and Q3.

The current embedded jsreport editor is way too complex for non developers. We would like to create some plugins into CKEditor and improve end user experience when editing simple template. This should work great with pdf reports but for interactive html reports we need to find a different solution.

###Anonymous statistics Collect anonymous usage statistics from jsreport studio. This won't have any value for the jsreport users, but great value for us.

###Client application We would like to provide a consumer web based application. Where user can login and browse reports. The client application should be very responsive and display well on all kind of client devices from small phones to desktops.

###Phantom pdf improvements The most requested features are support for Table of Contents and click-able links. This is currently work in progress in phantomjs, when it is merged we will try to make it working in jsreport as well.

###Template history extension Extension tracking changes in templates and capable to switch back to one of the previous versions.

Missing a feature? Submit a feature request.

Copyright (c) 2014 Jan Blaha <jan.blaha at hotmail.com>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3.0 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library.