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Export Formats of the Java Viewer

i-net Clear Reports can generate the reports in many different output formats. You can specify the format with the URL parameter init. In the configuration manager dialog "Behavior" it is possible to set the default report output format. Currently we support the following formats:

Java Report Viewer

The Java Viewer is a small Java program to display, navigate through, print, zoom, and export the report result. If i-net Clear Reports receive a report request (report URL) without init parameter then it returns the HTML page containing the applet tag for the Java viewer. The Java viewer can be used as applet and it is possible to embedd it in a client application or applet using the API of the Java viewer.

HTML Report Viewer (Default)

With the HTML report viewer it is also possible to display, navigate through, print, zoom, and export the report result in a browser. It is set as default rendering format in the configuration manager dialog "Behavior".

PDF (Portable Document Format)

This file format can be display with the popularly Acrobat Reader.

PS, PS2 and PS3 (Postscript)

This produce a postscript report format with different postscript levels. This file can be printed on a postscript printer.

RTF (Rich Text Format)

RTF is a fromat from Microsoft that can be displayed in Microsoft Word and its browser plug-in.

XLS / XLSX (Excel Spreadsheet)

This format can be used with Microsoft Excel. This can be useful if you want use the data for furter analysis. The XLS / XLSX file consists of a table layout. Therefore it may not be possible to map the complete report layout into the XLS / XLSX file.

ODS (Open Document Spreadsheet)

This OpenDocument Spreadsheet (. ods ) file format can be used with OpenOffice, LibreOffice and Microsoft Office version 2010 (or higher).

CSV (Comma Separated Values)

This public format can be used for imports in many other programs. It only includes the text of the report.

Data (Comma Separated Values)

This data format also produces a CSV file. It only shows the data of the report. All labels and layout information are removed.


This is a plain text format. Rendered graphics and layout information will not be included.


This format can be used to create a XML file with the layout info. With transformations you can import it in many programs.


This format can be used for example with most current browser releases.


These formats can be used to export a single report page as an image. This can be helpful for example if you want to embed it in your web site. The GIF format requires at least Java 6 on the server.


With this format it is possible to archive executed reports as .jra file (without Java Viewer) or .jar file (with included Java Viewer).
You can save the report with the "Save Java Report Archive" button in the Java viewer or with the [documentation:clear-reports:plugins:clear-reports:documentation:en:programming:report-url-parameters#init|init parameter]] in the report URL.

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