Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spring MVC 3.1 and JasperReports: Using iReport and AJAX (Part 6)

Review

We have just completed our application! In the previous sections, we have discussed the functional specs, created the Java classes, designed the Jasper reporty layout, declared the configuration files, and wrote the JSP files. In this section, we will build and run the application using Maven, and show how to import the project in Eclipse.


Running the Application

Access the source code

To download the source code, please visit the project's Github repository (click here)

Preparing the data source

  1. Run MySQL (install one if you don't have one yet)
  2. Create a new database:
    spring_jasper_tutorial
  3. Import the following file which is included in the source code under the src/main/resources folder:
    spring_jasper_tutorial.sql

Building with Maven

  1. Ensure Maven is installed
  2. Open a command window (Windows) or a terminal (Linux/Mac)
  3. Run the following command:
    mvn tomcat:run
  4. You should see the following output:
    [INFO] Scanning for projects...
    [INFO] Searching repository for plugin with prefix: 'tomcat'.
    [INFO] artifact org.codehaus.mojo:tomcat-maven-plugin: checking for updates from central
    [INFO] artifact org.codehaus.mojo:tomcat-maven-plugin: checking for updates from snapshots
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------
    [INFO] Building spring-jasper-tutorial Maven Webapp
    [INFO]    task-segment: [tomcat:run]
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------
    [INFO] Preparing tomcat:run
    [INFO] [apt:process {execution: default}]
    [INFO] [resources:resources {execution: default-resources}]
    [INFO] [tomcat:run {execution: default-cli}]
    [INFO] Running war on http://localhost:8080/spring-jasper-tutorial
    Jan 31, 2012 10:39:22 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Embedded start
    INFO: Starting tomcat server
    Jan 31, 2012 10:39:23 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine start
    INFO: Starting Servlet Engine: Apache Tomcat/6.0.29
    Jan 31, 2012 10:39:23 PM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
    INFO: Initializing Spring root WebApplicationContext
    Jan 31, 2012 10:39:29 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol init
    INFO: Initializing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-8080
    
  5. Note: If the project will not build due to missing repositories, please enable the repositories section in the pom.xml!

Access the Entry page

  1. Follow the steps with Building with Maven
  2. Open a browser
  3. Enter the following URL (8080 is the default port for Tomcat):
    http://localhost:8080/spring-jasper-tutorial/

Import the project in Eclipse

  1. Ensure Maven is installed
  2. Open a command window (Windows) or a terminal (Linux/Mac)
  3. Run the following command:
    mvn eclipse:eclipse -Dwtpversion=2.0
  4. You should see the following output:
    [INFO] Scanning for projects...
    [INFO] Searching repository for plugin with prefix: 'eclipse'.
    [INFO] org.apache.maven.plugins: checking for updates from central
    [INFO] org.apache.maven.plugins: checking for updates from snapshots
    [INFO] org.codehaus.mojo: checking for updates from central
    [INFO] org.codehaus.mojo: checking for updates from snapshots
    [INFO] artifact org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-eclipse-plugin: checking for updates from central
    [INFO] artifact org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-eclipse-plugin: checking for updates from snapshots
    [INFO] -----------------------------------------
    [INFO] Building spring-jasper-tutorial Maven Webapp
    [INFO]    task-segment: [eclipse:eclipse]
    [INFO] -----------------------------------------
    [INFO] Preparing eclipse:eclipse
    [INFO] No goals needed for project - skipping
    [INFO] [eclipse:eclipse {execution: default-cli}]
    [INFO] Adding support for WTP version 2.0.
    [INFO] -----------------------------------------
    [INFO] BUILD SUCCESSFUL
    [INFO] -----------------------------------------
    
    This command will add the following files to your project:
    .classpath
    .project
    .settings
    target
    You may have to enable "show hidden files" in your file explorer to view them
  5. Open Eclipse and import the project

Conclusion

That's it! We've have successfully completed our Spring MVC 3.1 web application. We've learned how to add downloadable reports with JasperReports in an AJAX application, and use iReport to design the layout.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. Don't forget to check my other tutorials at the Tutorials section.

Revision History


Revision Date Description
1 Jan 31 2012 Uploaded tutorial and Github repository

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10 comments:

  1. You write great Spring tutorials. Keep up the good work!

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  2. when run:
    mvn tomcat:run

    at org.apache.maven.plugin.internal.DefaultMavenPluginManager.populatePl
    uginFields(DefaultMavenPluginManager.java:613)
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.internal.DefaultMavenPluginManager.getConfigu
    redMojo(DefaultMavenPluginManager.java:529)
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.DefaultBuildPluginManager.executeMojo(Default
    BuildPluginManager.java:92)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor
    .java:209)
    ... 23 more
    Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/springframework/beans/factory/Ini
    tializingBean

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  3. no more error. Because of local repository conflict. It is OK after remove all old repository.

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  4. Thank you for your spring tutorial.
    but i can't deploy the application

    Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'e
    ntityManagerFactory' defined in ServletContext resource [/WEB-INF/spring-data.xml]: Invocation of in
    it method failed; nested exception is java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: javax.persistence.spi.Persistence
    UnitInfo.getValidationMode()Ljavax/persistence/ValidationMode;

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  5. @thread, how do you deploy your application via Maven? What application server are you using?

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  6. You have made a great job. Thx a lot.

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  7. Great tutorials! Thank you! :D

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  8. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge !!!

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  9. java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JRPropertiesUtil, at

    http://localhost:8080/users/download?token=d534c184-73a3-4ea5-8a1e-3091583a7a59&type=pdf

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    Replies
    1. Same error for me ...please help me....

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