Creating a Simple Reporting Application using JasperReport and iBatis Framework

In this article i’m trying to create a very simple reporting application. In my several past projects, i used to do reporting with java swing and jasper report, and im connecting both of them using a simple JDBC and java.sql.Connection. But in recent project, i had to used iBatis Framework for replacing JDBC. So i had to spend several hours finding a workaround on how connecting Jasper with iBatis, but thanks to uncle Google i finally found a very simple but elegant workaround.
Enough with the chit-chat, i’ll show you the code. First, as always, a simple database named “test” and a simple table named “contoh”.

USE 'test'

CREATE TABLE `contoh` (
  `nama` varchar(30) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
  `alamat` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`nama`)

next step is creating a java bean for database mapping

package com.edw.bean;

public class Contoh {

    private String nama;
    private String alamat;

    public String getAlamat() {
        return alamat;

    public void setAlamat(String alamat) {
        this.alamat = alamat;

    public String getNama() {
        return nama;

    public void setNama(String nama) {
        this.nama = nama;

and an xml mapping for database queries, i named it contoh.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE sqlMap PUBLIC "-// SQL Map 2.0//EN" 
"" >
<sqlMap namespace="contoh" >

  <resultMap id="result" class="com.edw.bean.Contoh">
        <result property="nama" column="NAMA" columnIndex="1"/>
        <result property="alamat" column="ALAMAT" columnIndex="2"/>

    <insert id="insertContoh" parameterClass="com.edw.bean.Contoh" >
    insert into contoh (nama, alamat)
    values (#nama:VARCHAR#, #alamat:VARCHAR#)

    <select id="selectAllContoh" resultMap="result">
    select nama, alamat
    from contoh


and ibatis’ main xml configuration, sqlmapconfig.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE sqlMapConfig
PUBLIC "-// SQL Map Config 2.0//EN"


    <transactionManager type="JDBC" commitRequired="false">
        <dataSource type="SIMPLE">

            <property name="SetAutoCommitAllowed" value="false"/>
            <property name="DefaultAutoCommit" value="false"/>
            <property name="JDBC.Driver" value="com.mysql.jdbc.Driver"/>
            <property name="JDBC.ConnectionURL" value="jdbc:mysql://localhost/test"/>
            <property name="JDBC.Username" value="root"/>
            <property name="JDBC.Password" value="password"/>

    <sqlMap resource="com/edw/sqlmap/contoh.xml"/>

next step is creating a simple java class to load all iBatis’ configuration file.

package com.edw.config;

import com.ibatis.common.resources.Resources;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClient;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClientBuilder;

 * @author edw
public class SqlMapConfig {

    protected static final SqlMapClient sqlMap;

    static {
        try {
            Reader reader = Resources.getResourceAsReader("com/edw/sqlmap/sqlmapconfig.xml");
            sqlMap = SqlMapClientBuilder.buildSqlMapClient(reader);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException("Fatal Error, ga dapet sqlmapconfignya.  Cause: " + e, e);
        } catch (Exception e){
            throw new RuntimeException("Fatal Error.  Cause: " + e, e);

    public static SqlMapClient getSqlMap() {
        return sqlMap;

I create a very simple reporting using JasperReport, i named it Iseng.jrxml and compile it into Iseng.jasper

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<jasperReport xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="" name="Iseng" pageWidth="595" pageHeight="842" columnWidth="555" leftMargin="20" rightMargin="20" topMargin="20" bottomMargin="20">
	<property name="ireport.zoom" value="1.0"/>
	<property name="ireport.x" value="0"/>
	<property name="ireport.y" value="0"/>
	<parameter name="nama1" class="java.lang.String"/>
	<field name="nama" class="java.lang.String"/>
	<field name="alamat" class="java.lang.String"/>
		<band splitType="Stretch"/>
		<band height="56" splitType="Stretch">
				<reportElement x="0" y="0" width="555" height="46"/>
				<textElement textAlignment="Center" verticalAlignment="Middle">
					<font size="24"/>
				<text><![CDATA[Testing Report]]></text>
		<band height="13" splitType="Stretch"/>
		<band height="34" splitType="Stretch">
				<reportElement x="0" y="11" width="100" height="20"/>
				<textElement textAlignment="Center" verticalAlignment="Middle"/>
				<reportElement x="225" y="11" width="100" height="20"/>
				<textElement textAlignment="Center" verticalAlignment="Middle"/>
		<band height="27" splitType="Stretch">
				<reportElement x="32" y="0" width="100" height="20"/>
				<textFieldExpression class="java.lang.String"><![CDATA[$F{nama}]]></textFieldExpression>
				<reportElement x="225" y="0" width="100" height="20"/>
				<textFieldExpression class="java.lang.String"><![CDATA[$F{alamat}]]></textFieldExpression>
		<band height="45" splitType="Stretch"/>
		<band height="54" splitType="Stretch"/>
		<band height="42" splitType="Stretch"/>

And this is my main Swing class. iBatis generate a List of Beans class for its result set, and im using Jasper’s JRBeanCollectionDataSource class to map iBatis’ resultSet.

package com.edw.ui;

import com.edw.bean.Contoh;
import com.edw.config.SqlMapConfig;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClient;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.awt.FlowLayout;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;

import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperFillManager;
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperPrint;
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperReport;
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.util.JRLoader;
import net.sf.jasperreports.view.JasperViewer;
import org.apache.log4j.Logger;

 * @author edw
public class Main extends JFrame implements ActionListener {

    private Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(this.getClass());
    private JButton cmdPrint = new JButton("cetak");
    private SqlMapClient sqlMapClient = SqlMapConfig.getSqlMap();

    public Main() {
        Container conn = getContentPane();
        conn.setLayout(new FlowLayout());

     public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        if (e.getSource() == cmdPrint) {
            try {
                //load report location
                FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream("Iseng.jasper");
                BufferedInputStream bufferedInputStream = new BufferedInputStream(fis);

                // do query and get list of Contoh
                List<Contoh> contohs = sqlMapClient.queryForList("contoh.selectAllContoh");

                //fill it in JRBeanCollectionDS
                JRBeanCollectionDataSource jrbcds = new JRBeanCollectionDataSource(contohs);

                //compile report
                JasperReport jasperReport = (JasperReport) JRLoader.loadObject(bufferedInputStream);
                JasperPrint jasperPrint = JasperFillManager.fillReport(jasperReport, new HashMap(), jrbcds);

                //view report to UI
                JasperViewer.viewReport(jasperPrint, false);

            } catch (Exception ex) {
                logger.error(ex.getMessage(), ex);


    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Main main = new Main();

and my log4j configuration, i named it

# Global logging configuration

# Console output...
log4j.appender.stdout.layout.ConversionPattern=%d [%c{1}] %-5p %c:%L - %m%n

this is my NetBeans’ project structure,
Netbeans 6.9 project structure

dont forget to put your .jasper file in the same folder as your build.xml file,
Netbeans 6.9 file structure

this is what happen when i run my application, on the background you can see iBatis’ resultSet.
iBatis UI and its ResultSet

and this is what happen when i push my report button
JasperViewer showing iBatis' resultSet

I hope my article can be useful for others, thank you and have fun using iBatis.


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