You will need to setup the development envionment with Net Beans (there is a development setup guide somewhere on the floreant pos website). After this, you should download iReport 3.71 plugin for Netbeans. This will allow you to access the Receipt.jasper files in the development environment and make the desired changes. Then just build/compile... and you are all set!
I am new to Floreant POS. Can you share more details about how to use the iReport plugin to edit the Receipt.jasper file? Should I just open it in Netbean IDE?
Hey Kelvin, I will try to the best of my ability from memory. Make sure you download 3.71 of the plugin, this is important! There should be instructions on the site or on the net about how to install plugins in netbeans, its really simple!
After this its just a matter of browsing to the reports area of the project, I believe they lie in a folder called 'jreport' or 'jreports'... you can always do a search.
Double click on the report you want to open and it will tell you it needs to build the **xml* something or another file... let it do its thing. The report will then open and from here it is all wysiwyg.
Make your changes, save you work. Then I think you need to right click on the report and select compile. Then you will need to clean and build your project and finally you should run it to check for your changes.
I hope this helps!
Thank you very much on the detailed descriptions. I will try according to your instructions.
I've installed Netbean IDE 6.9 and iReport 3.7.1 (The old versions of iReport are still available in sourceforge, so lucky!)
Should I browse into the jreport directory with file manager or inside Netbean? When I tried open project in Netbean and browse into floreantpos/tags/1.0_3rc/src/com/floreantpos/jreports, I found no project inside.
When I tried to open the jrxml file in Netbean, nothing happened also. I do expect it should pop-up a designer window.
Or will the Netbean 6.9 incompatible with iReport 3.7.1? I can use the template to create a canned report but seems that I cannot re-open it after saved......
Kelvin, Make sure you already have a project setup according to the directions on the floreant pos website. Once that is complete, and your iReport plugin is installed and activated. Browse (from within your project in Netbeans) to the jreports folder. When you expand this folder tree you will see all of the reports listed there.
Thanks for your information. I've downloaded the iReport 3.7.1 (not Netbean plugin) in http://sourceforge.net/projects/ireport/files/iReport/iReport-3.7.1/. I can open and edit the jrxml file in jreport folder directly with the GUI easily, without opening the complete project in Netbean.
However, my original plan is implementing service charge to the bill. So finally I still need to load the entire project to Netbean for the ease of code hacking....
Thank you very much!