This step renders a report designed by Pentaho Report Designer, a so called prpt file. The various output options available to the Pentaho Reporting engine are exposed (PDF, HTML, Excel, ...).
- Step name: the name of the step, unique in the transformation
- Report definition file: the field that will contain the name of the PRPT file during execution.
- Output file: the field that will contain the name of the output field during execution.
- Parameter fields: you can pass values from one or more input fields to the pre-defined parameters in the report. To pass data to String arrays make sure the data is tab-separated. You can use the "Get report parameters" button to import parameters from an existing report.
Here is a simple example where there is one parameter:
Another example can be found in your Kettle distribution package: