You can not replace iText with iText 7 because the differences between the two versions are too big. We do know of some people who moved to using iText. Jasper is a pdf library using iText for the generation if it’s pdf’s, iText is a library for creating and manipulating pdf’s. So if your purpose is to. While doing so, I discovered that one of the JARs included in the Jasper lib folder is called itextjar. Wow. So the iText API is part of.

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Right now this is tipping me toward iText as the layout of the report is fairly simple and I think it won’t take a huge amount of coding once I get going.

I’ve blogged about the iText API several times. There is a great designer http: Thanks Bruno for the reply. Over the last few days, I introduced and held an Oracle JET workshop in Oslo, earlier in the same week in Amsterdam, the week before that Class structure and JPA 2 for a reporting app.

Seriously, you don’t want to say that you simply replace a dependency with a version whose major part is increased by 5 2. So glad you blogged this. I’m not sure if this is something that can be easily done with JasperReports, for example displaying answers to multiple choice questions ltext checkboxes based on the selection?


First of all thank you Geertjan for this excelent blog. Hi, I have to thank you ’cause I was using the iText’s jar that I downloaded from iText website and not the iText from jasper lib irreport. Mital Pritmani 1, 7 26 Hence I created a company, we professionalized iText and replacing com. Post as a guest Name. Till now, I have been working on JasperReports but now thinking about shifting on iText.

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By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. So I have a reporting program and I’d like to know if you guys recommend i use iText or JasperReports for generating pdf-reports.

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Additional question, if we keep using iText 2. Other Open Source Projects. I’m asking so that I would hopefully start on the right path right away.

Thanks for any help. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. The old thread is this http: Ittext then, though, the combination of Jasper Reports and iText is pretty powerful, but mainly for those who want to create all the files and code by hand.


So if your purpose is to generate reports I would stick to Jasper, if however you feel like you are going to generate more pdf’s that aren’t reports you could take a look at the iText library.

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Somebody asked the same question on the Jasper reports website: Now iText latest version is 7. Add new iText jars in pom.

Monday, October 22 9: So we would like to buy iText license. I had to find out more. I worked through exactly the same Sun article, made exactly the same switch to PDF but wouldn’t have soon guessed the lowagie class def.

We have been using JasperReports for a couple of years now. Exception in thread “main” java. There are various discussions about this happening at some point. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

That requires a number of changes to JasperReports such as changing the package names from com. Hi, I would like to get back to a question I posted here earlier.