Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to override Blank Page template with custom styles

By default, in the BIRT Designer (2.3.1), when selecting a new Blank Report,
you get a report with default(no-styles), and the date/time
at the footer.

If you'd like to modify this template, this can be done quite easily:
A simple way to do this is to modify blank_report.rpttemplate

It is located here:

Now edit the file and add your template. The example below
overrides the crosstab colors/styles and adds a few more custom built styles.