The entire book is a comprehensive collection of recipes meant to tutor you on making and enhancing reports. Each recipe provides you with easy step-by-step descriptions of the actions necessary to accomplish a specific task with explanations to help you to understand how and why each action was undertaken. Example values and code samples are used throughout the recipes, which makes adaptation for individual needs easy. Each recipe uses a concrete example for easy understanding. This book is for Java developers who want to use JasperReports to create user-friendly business reports. It is for those who may be familiar with JasperReports but want to dive into advanced JasperReports activities. If you know how to use Microsoft Word you can also learn how to design business reports using iReport by following the recipes of this cookbook. Although the primary audience of this cookbook are report designers, however Java and XML developers will find this book useful in understanding how Jasper’s XML code works and how to wrap JasperReports functionality in your Java Swing or Web applications.