To quickly start using the application, you would
first need to have Java 1.4 or higher installed in your system.
But if you want to use the static reports, it requires a JDK version
instead of JRE. (Because it makes a dynamic compilation of those
reports based on JasperReports. We recommend using a JDK to use
all the demo reports)
To know the installed java version, execute from
the command line:
Once this is checked, you should download
jmagallanes. It's recommended to download the latest version (this
tutorial is based in standalone version, not J2EE). For example,
you can download: jmagallanes-0.9-standalone. (The J2EE tutorial
will be available in February).
Next uncompress the file. A directory tree will be
created (it will be further explained in documentation), and in
the root you should have a file to execute, depending on the platform
For Windows systems you may double click the "startup.bat"
to start the application
For Unix platforms you may use "startup.sh"
First you would be requested to insert a login. The
default test user given is: User=root, password=1. The login is
used to log the user activity and to restrict users to execute certain
reports (a roll based system).
Finally the application is launched. You will see
a large combo box, above a big white space. That is the report selection
combo box. You should select one and execute it pressing the green
arrow button at the right of the combo. The options for execution
- Distribution Salary Cube:
Pivot table report whit drill down options (you may see the examples
in the screenshots)
- Distribution Salary Accumulated:
Static Report launched in new window (PDF appearance)
- Distribution Salary Chart:
Chart report based on jfreechart (you may see the examples in the
Once you have selected and executed a report, you
can start using the rest of the options available. For example,
for the pivot table report you can:
- Use drag & drop with the dimensions to move
them from one axis to other or remove them from the table.
- Use the buttons to export to different formats
Use semaphores to "paint" cells with different colors
if they has certain condition
- Add/delete/modify profiles (a profile its a view of a report,
saved for further reuse). Profiles would be selected from the small
combo box near the report selection one.
NOTE: as you
can see this is a really short guide for the user, to get you in
touch with the tool. For detailed documentation, go to Docs.