>>> On 10.07.2012 at 19:56, karakan<karakan@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> iReports offers facility called scriptlet (the way to extend reports'
> funcionality)
> The good example might be the need to create a string containing the
> given number of the given chars (let say '‑').
> Something like the python expression: "‑" * some_variable
> Is there a way to use self defined scriptlets in IDM custom reports?
> I tried many times but didn't find a solution.

The jasper reports shipping with IDM use Java as scripting language. Create
a new variable and use a Java expression to compute the desired value.