Pentaho Report Designer Tips Collection


Set encoding for PDF exports

Tired of  errors in character set PDF export… here is a little help.

File –> Configuration –> output-pageable-pdf –> Enable .Encoding checkbox and set for example  ISO-8859-1 character set as value

 

Set Locale for using in date message-fields

Writes multiple data types (text, string field, date field, and numeric field) into one object. We may have a message field including date with the following value $(report.date,date,EEEE, d MMMM yyyy HH:mm) and we want to change development locale, here is how you can modify it.

File –> Configuration –> core-module  –> Enable .environment.designtime.Locale and set for example  es_ES as value for Report Designer development stage locale

 

Set CSV export separator character

File –> Configuration –> output-table-csv –> Enable .Separator and set for example  ; as value to override default , character

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