How to use a dynamic text element
Make sure the table or list in which you want to insert a dynamic text element is bound to the data set that contains the CLOB data. To verify or create the data set binding, perform the following tasks:
Select the table or list.
Choose Binding on Property Editor.
On the Binding page, in Data Set, select the data set. BIRT creates a column binding for each field in the data set.
Drag the dynamic text element from the palette, and drop it in the table or list.
On the expression builder, choose Available Column Bindings, choose the table under Sub-Category, then double-click the column binding that refers to the data set field that contains the CLOB data. Choose OK to save the expression.
In the layout editor, select the dynamic text element. On Property Editor, choose the Properties tab. Property Editor displays the properties of the dynamic text element.
Choose General properties, then choose one of the following values for Content type:
Choose this value if you do not know the format of the field contents. If the content contains HTML tags, BIRT Report Designer interprets it as HTML and displays the content correctly. If the content is plain text, BIRT Report Designer displays it correctly also.
Choose this value if you know that all the field contents are HTML.
Choose this value to display the field contents exactly as they appear in the data source. If the content contains HTML tags, BIRT Report Designer displays the HTML tags.
Preview the report to verify that the report displays the text from the specified data set field.