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.
All fields of this step support metadata injection. You can use this step with ETL Metadata Injection to pass metadata to your transformation at runtime.
Here is a simple example where there is one parameter:
Another example can be found in your Kettle distribution package: