BIRT Exception “ReferenceError: <OBJECT> is not defined”

While trying to use a Scripted Data Source within BIRT Report Designer I ran across this error:

BIRT ReferenceError: <OBJECT> is not defined

Where OBJECT is any Java class. My Java class was very simple.

I verified my JAR file was in the plugin scriptlib folder


My problem was that my Java class had a main[] signature for some simple testing outside of BIRT.

I removed the main[] method on the class and exported my JAR again.

BIRT Report Designer could then instantiate my Java class without error.

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