Installing BIRT from Silk Central

This procedure explains how to install BIRT Report Designer from your Silk Central installation. By installing BIRT this way, all necessary configurations for Silk Central are done automatically.

To install BIRT from Silk Central:

  1. Ensure that your system uses a 64bit Java Development Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The BIRT Report Designer will not work on a system that uses a 32bit JDK or JRE.
  2. Navigate to Help > Tools .
  3. Click the BIRT RCP Report Designer link.
  4. After downloading the compressed installer package to your local system, extract the compressed files to a directory on your system, for example C:\BIRT.
    Note: If you encounter an error when extracting the installer files using Windows compressed folder functionality, use an extraction tool instead, for example WinZip or WinRAR, to extract the files.
  5. Start BIRT.exe from the directory you extracted the files to.