Debugging a Java event handler
To assist in debugging Java event handler code using Eclipse, BIRT supplies a BIRT report launch configuration to the debugger. Debug the event handler by opening the event handler class in the Java perspective, setting appropriate break points, and selecting RunOpen Debug Dialog.
Select BIRT Report from the available configurations and choose Launch Configuration. Select the projects that contain reports using the event handler from the list of available projects and choose Debug to launch a separate instance of Eclipse.
In the new instance, navigate to a report that contains a reference to the event handler and choose Preview. Any breakpoints in the event handler fire.