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XML Publisher in R12i

XML Publisher in R12i

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Published by: thegking on Jul 25, 2011
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  • XML Publisher Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Process Overview
  • Structure of the XML Publisher Documentation Set
  • Creating an RTF Template
  • Supported Modes
  • Prerequisites
  • Overview
  • Designing the Template Layout
  • Adding Markup to the Template Layout
  • Creating Placeholders
  • Defining Groups
  • Defining Headers and Footers
  • Native Support
  • Images and Charts
  • Images
  • Chart Support
  • Drawing, Shape and Clip Art Support
  • Supported Native Formatting Features
  • General Features
  • Alignment
  • Tables
  • Template Features
  • Hyperlinks
  • Conditional Formatting
  • If Statements
  • If-then-Else Statements
  • Choose Statements
  • Column Formatting
  • Row Formatting
  • Page-Level Calculations
  • Running Totals
  • Data Handling
  • Sorting
  • Variables, Parameters, and Properties
  • Using Variables
  • Defining Parameters
  • Setting Properties
  • Advanced Report Layouts
  • Batch Reports
  • Cross-Tab Support
  • Number and Date Formatting
  • Currency Formatting
  • Calendar and Time Zone Support
  • Using External Fonts
  • Advanced Barcode Formatting
  • Advanced Design Options
  • XPath Overview
  • Namespace Support
  • Best Practices
  • Using Subtemplates
  • Creating a PDF Template
  • PDF Template Overview
  • Designing the Layout
  • Adding Page Numbers and Page Breaks
  • Performing Calculations
  • Completed PDF Template
  • Runtime Behavior
  • Creating a Template from a Downloaded PDF
  • Creating an eText Template
  • Outbound eText Templates
  • XML Publisher Extended Functions
  • Extended SQL and XSL Functions
  • XSL Equivalents
  • Using FO Elements
  • Supported XSL-FO Elements

The steps for creating a template from a downloaded PDF are:

1. Generate sample data from your Applications program that will be used as the data
source for the PDF template.
You must generate an XML schema for the data source in order to map the fields
from the data source to the correct field positions on the template.

2. Register the Applications data source in the Template Manager (see Using the
Template Manager, Oracle XML Publisher Administration and Developer's Guide).

3. Register the PDF form as a Template in the Template Manager.

3-18    Oracle XML Publisher Report Designer's Guide

4. Use the mapping feature to map the fields from the downloaded PDF form to your
data source.

PDF forms downloaded from third party sources may or may not contain the form
fields already defined. To determine if the form fields are defined, open the document
in Adobe Acrobat and select the Form Tool (in Acrobat 6.0, select the Text Field Tool).
If the form fields are defined, they will display in the document.
If the form fields are not defined, you must mark up the template. See Mark up the
Layout, page 3-4 for instructions on inserting placeholders and defining groups of
repeating fields.
If the form fields are defined, you are ready to upload the document to the Template
Manager for field mapping.

Creating an eText Template    4-1


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