Managing Custom Report Templates with BIRT

Silk Central is tightly integrated with Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Report Designer to make it easy for you to generate reports for your test-, build-, defect-, and requirement data.

After downloading a copy of BIRT Report Designer, you can customize the core Silk Central reports and add your own reports. For information about running and customizing reports, please refer to the application's Help.

For additional information on BIRT Report Designer, refer to BIRT Report Designer’s online help system. You can find further information, examples, and demonstrations for BIRT Report Designer at An active newsgroup ( is also available.

The software prerequisites to work with BIRT custom reports are:

Note: Silk Central reports do not support bitmap (.bmp) image file format. For proper display, images must be in JPEG, GIF, or PNG format.