To translate code written by a programmer into object code for execution.
In BIRT Designer Professional, compiling translates a Java source code file into a bytecode (.class) file.
In BIRT Designer Professional and the IO Design perspective, compiling translates data connection definition (.dcd) files, data source map (.sma) files, and information object (.iob) files into an information object.
In iServer Integration Technology, compiling an Information Delivery API (IDAPI) application written in Java translates a source code file into a bytecode (.class) file. Similarly, compiling an IDAPI application written in Microsoft .NET C# translates a source code file into object code.
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Actuate BIRT Designer Professional, Actuate iServer Integration Technology, Basic source (.bas) file, data connection definition (.dcd) file, data source map (.sma) file, Information Delivery API, information object, information object (.iob) file, IO Design perspective, Java, Microsoft .NET, report object design (.rod) file, report object executable (.rox) file
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