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BIRT reporting system for PHP web applications

BIRT is an Eclipse-based open source reporting system for web applications, especially those based on Java and J2EE. BIRT has two main components: a report designer based on Eclipse, and a runtime component (Birt Viewer) that you can add to your app server. [ref: ] Although BIRT is designed to be integrated into a J2EE web application, you can use it in any other development environment such as PHP. A brief description about how it works is given below. To design the reports, BIRT designer should be installed. There are few ways to do that, and those are described in - . Designing reports is extremely easy, and tools are there to bind data with database tables/fields, build queries etc.. The next thing is, there should be a instance of BIRT report viewer installed in a web server like tomcat. How to install BIRT viewer in tomcat is described here -

How to split dictionary files in Symfony

Mainly, there are two ways to split the translation files in symfony. 01) You can split the translation file into several dictionary files, with a certain name. For example, you can split the file into these two (or more) files in the application i18n/ directory: When a translation is not to be found in the default file, you must declare which dictionary is to be used each time you call the __() helper, using its third argument. For example, to output a string that is translated in the dictionary, write this: 02) The other way of organizing translation dictionaries is to split them by module. Instead of writing a single messages.xx.xml file for the whole application, you can write one in each "modules/[module_name]/i18n/" directory. Ex: symfony/apps/frontend/modules/NewModule/i18n/ symfony/apps/frontend/modules/NewModule/i18n/messages.en.xml symfony/apps/frontend/modules/NewModule/i18n