Reporting Made Easy with JasperReports and Hibernate @ JAVA DEVELOPER'S JOURNAL: "Reporting Made Easy with JasperReports and Hibernate
JasperReports and Hibernate in Web applications
By: Peter Sellars
Jan. 25, 2006 08:30 PM
JasperReports is a valuable and viable reporting solution for Java Web applications. It simplifies report generation through the use of XML report templates that are then compiled using the JasperReports engine for use in reporting modules. These compiled report templates can be filled by data received from a variety of sources including relational databases. JasperReports can be integrated into Web applications and create reports in several file formats including PDF and XLS."
The section on using Hibernate with JasperReports should come in useful.