Install Genero Report Writer

Follow this procedure to install Genero Report Writer for Java, C#, PHP, and Swift.

Before you begin:

  • Ensure Genero Studio for Report Writer is supported for your operating system, and that you have downloaded the correct package for your operating system. For a detailed list of supported operating systems, refer to the System Support matrix (available on the Four Js Web site) or contact your support center.
  • Java SE Development Kit, version 6 or greater is required. If this is not on your system, you will be prompted to install it as part of the installation.
  • Have your licensing details: license number, license key and maintenance key.

Follow this procedure to install Genero Studio for Report Writer. Genero Report Writer includes all components necessary to create and test your report applications and designs on a single machine. On the Download page on the Genero Report Writer web site, the Genero Report Writer package is found under the section "Genero Report Writer - Development".

  1. Download the package appropriate for your operating system.
  2. Execute the package name to start the Setup Wizard.
    fjs-gstrw-version-build-osident.ext where:
    • version is the version number of the package.
    • build is the build number for the package.
    • osident identifies the operating system for the package.
    • ext is the extension of the file: .exe for Microsoft® Windows, .dmg for Mac® OS, .run for Linux, and so on.

    Example (Microsoft Windows):


  3. Follow the instructions provided online.
    Note: If you want to design applications with Java, choose a JDK. If you choose a JRE, you can run existing Java applications, but you cannot design new ones. You can design C# and PHP applications with either a JRE or JDK.
    Note: Java JRE 1.6 or above is required. It is strongly recommended to use a Sun® (Oracle) or an IBM® JVM. Open JDK and other free JVMs are currently not supported. For further information, see the release notes at GRE_DIR/release/readme.txt.
  4. The Four Js Licensing Application dialog opens.
    1. Enter the License number and License key and click Install license.
    2. Enter the Maintenance or Subscription key and click Update key. Alternatively, select the Install using Four Js Activation server check box and enter the HTTP installation information.
    3. Click Quit to leave the License Information dialog.
  5. Click Finish.
    The installation completes and the install wizard closes.

Genero Studio for Report Writer may be successfully installed. However, if you launch Genero Report Writer, the Output view displays messages about the Java compiler, Java runtime, C# compiler, xsd compiler, PHP runtime, and Swift compiler according the installed package. Complete the basic configuration tasks before you start to create reports. See Configure Genero Studio in the Genero Report Writer for Java, C#, PHP, and Swift User Guide.