About the Author

Michael Williams

Michael Williams works as a BIRT Product Evangelist and Forums Manager, working from the Actuate office in Overland Park, Kansas. Most of his time is spent creating technical content for the BIRT Developer Center, in the form of blogs, integration guides and downloadable examples. You can often find him in the forums on the Developer Center or the Eclipse Newsgroup, helping developers learn about BIRT and how to integrate BIRT content into their applications. He is also a committer on the Eclipse BIRT project and helps maintain and provide content for eclipse.org/birt. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering in 2004 from The University of Kansas. Outside of work, he enjoys running, golfing, cheering on his Jayhawks, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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How To: Display the Full Executed Query Text, Including Parameters

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When trouble shooting a query in your report design, wouldn't it be nice to be able to write the entire query out to your console or to a text control within your design, including the parameters? Or, maybe you want to write out the full queries that your users are running to a log file for monitoring. If you are not using data set parameters, this is easy (and also unnecessary since ... Read More

Announcing April’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for April 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare post... Read More

Announcing March’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for March 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare post... Read More

Announcing February’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for February 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare p... Read More

Announcing January’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for January 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare po... Read More

Announcing December’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for December 2014. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare p... Read More

How To: Scrolling Crosstab with Fixed Row Headers

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A few weeks ago, I saw a question in the forums about fixing the left column of a table while allowing the rest of the columns to scroll. In this blog, I’ll walk through the solution I proposed for the issue, with one difference: I’ll set this up on a crosstab. This seems like a more valid case because of the higher likelihood of not knowing how many columns you’ll end up with. In... Read More

Announcing November’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for November 2014. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare p... Read More

Announcing October’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for October 2014. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare po... Read More

Free BIRT iHub F-Type Training at Paris and Frankfurt Data Driven Summits

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As you may have heard, Actuate is circling the globe with free BIRT training and discussion of The Next Big App at its annual customer days, now known as BIRT Data Driven Summits. What you may not know is that just recently it has been decided to offer free, in-person training on the new, free BIRT iHub F-Type at the Paris and Frankfurt events. Below is a little of what you can expec... Read More