Best Implementation Practices with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Mohan Dutt VeriSign Inc.

Brent Lowe STR Software

About The Presenter: Brent Lowe
• Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) Expert • Manager, Product Development at STR Software • Author of popular BIP Blog – The Lowe Down • Blog URL: http://www.thelowedownblog.com • Brent’s Other Presentations:
Tuesday, Sep 21, 12:30p Moscone West L2, Room 2011 – Many Faces of Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher in Oracle E-Business Suite (S319051) Wednesday, Sep 22, 11:30a Moscone West L3, Room 3006 – Data Exchange Between Oracle E-Business Suite and Other Systems: The Easy Way (S319050)

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About The Presenter: Mohan Dutt
• Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) User • Manager, Business Systems at VeriSign Inc • Author of popular Oracle Certification Blog • Blog URL: http://ebizocp.blogspot.com • Mohan’s Other Presentations:
Monday, Sep 20, 12:30p Westin Market Street Hotel, Metropolitan II – Top 10 Recipes from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Financials Cookbook (S316415) Thursday, Sep 23, 12:00p Moscone West L2, Room 2016 – Ten Steps to Success: Your Oracle Certification Advisor (S313368)

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Agenda • Business Intelligence Publisher Overview • Tips and Best Practices • Implementation Case Study – Oracle E-Business Suite Credit-to-Cash modules – Oracle E-Business Suite Record-to-Report modules – Oracle E-Business Suite Procure-to-Pay modules • Business Intelligence Publisher Benefits • Q&A 4 .

Typical Scenario: Multiple Reporting Environments • Multiple Reporting Solutions • High TCO • Dependent of IT resources for modification or maintenance Invoices Invoice Server Check Print Server Checks Label Manager Labels Delivery Server Destinations Report Formatter Reports Payment Server EFT/EDI 5 .

Business Intelligence Publisher – Single Solution • Use BI Publisher For: – Authoring – Managing – Delivering • Meet Business Requirements • Remove Complexity • Reduce TCO Destinations XML / EFT / EDI Labels Checks Invoices Reports 6 .

Business Intelligence Publisher • Separation of the presentation of the report from its data structure • Collection of the data is still handled by your concurrent request • At runtime BI Publisher merges designed template files with the report data • Creates published output documents 7 .

Oracle BI Apps SQL Server HTML XSL Excel Power Point Flash Email Layout Templates E-Business Suite. Oracle BI EE. PeopleSoft. Siebel. JDE Printer BI Publisher • Excel • Word • Acrobat • Flex • Others • JDev RTF Fax CSV XML Repository OLAP EDI EFT e-Commerce Web Services Data Sources Layout Tools 8 Output Formats Destinations .Business Intelligence Publisher Overview PDF Oracle 10g.

Best Implementation Practice Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS 9 .

Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS 10 .

3! 11 . you already have 5.3 Running R12 -> Congrats.6.6.Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS BI Publisher == XML Publisher For EBS: 5.6.1 – About Oracle XMLP Release 5.3 Running 11i -> MOS 422508.

6.3! MOS 1138602. 12 .Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS Patch 5.1 – Overview of Available Patches for Oracle XML Publisher (embedded in Oracle E-Business Suite) Some Individual Patches are available Patch Sets are rolled into ATG Family Packs.

Translation.1 --ALL reports are BI Publisher: 2724 templates and 2092 data sources or data templates across 95 products Oracle Reports to Publisher Conversion Assistant 13 .5. Template Builder.0 XML Publisher 5.10 – – XML Publisher 5.5. Book Binder • Release 12 – BI Publisher 5. Data Engine.6. Common Regions Post Release 11.BI Publisher Releases • • Release 11.5 Performance.3 Runtime Optimization.6 Administration UI.10 – XML Publisher 5. Enhancements • • • In 11i --500 templates R12.

Best Implementation Practice Know Oracle’s Published Best Practices 14 .

com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/overview/index.oracle.html 15 .Know Oracle’s Published Best Practices http://www.

Know Oracle’s Published Best Practices • Covers: – Large data set strategies – XML structures – Lots of great template tips for performance. consistency. 16 . formatting.

Best Implementation Practice Utilize the Correct Tools for your version of BIP 17 .

com/ Bursting Designer Delivery Designer Report Conversion 18 .1.blogspot.4.1 Use the version built with the same libraries as 5.1.3.6.2 Patch 5887917 • BI Publisher Toolbox http://bipublisher.3 -> 10.3.Utilize the Correct Tools • BI Publisher Desktop Latest version is 10.

Best Implementation Practice Know what BIP is Capable of Within Different Applications 19 .

• Advanced Collections • Payables • Purchasing Session: Many Faces of BI Publisher in EBS (S319051) Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 – Moscone West 2011 20 .Know what BIP is Capable of Within Different Applications All applications do not follow ATG’s lead.

Best Implementation Practice Understand Your Delivery Options 21 .

1 RUP3 – Individual applications doing their own thing – Java APIs 22 .Understand Your Delivery Options • Delivery Manager exposed via 4 methods: – Bursting Control Files – 12.

Delivery Options – Bursting Control Files Email Fax Printer 23 .

Delivery Options – 12.1 RUP3 24 .

1 RUP3 25 .Delivery Options 12.

Delivery Options – Individual Apps Example: Advanced Collections 26 .

Delivery Options – Java APIs • Java based APIs available to deliver via: Fax Email Print FTP WebDAV HTTP Requirements: – – – • Java Developer Document to deliver Recipient information 27 .

Email Message Body. 28 .Functionality • Email Utilizes standard SMTP protocol Set To.Delivery Options . Set Fax Number only • Print – – Utilizes IPP/CUPS to communicate with Printers Ensure that printers can handle output data or ‘filter’ first. BCC. Subject. From information. – 1 Attachment (the BIP data file) – – • Fax – – Utilizes IPP to communicate with 3rd party software/hardware to transmit data. CC. Attachment Name.

it’s anyone’s guess Print – On the printer! 29 .Delivery Options .Status What happened to my document? Email – Rely on bouncebacks Fax – After handoff.

Best Implementation Practice Understand How To Troubleshoot 30 .

.xml (Especially helpful when bursting) xdo_. 2..cfg -> $AF_JRE_TOP/lib LogLevel=STATEMENT LogDir=<Directory> xdo.xsl (XSL-FO version of RTF) xdo_.fo (temp file created when converting RTF to XSL-FO) 31 .out (output file) xdo_. Output Post Processor Log Files xdodebug....Understand How to Troubleshoot 1..log (main log file) xdo_...

Best Implementation Practice Know When To Ask For Help and How and Where To Ask For It 32 .

Know When/How/Where to Ask For Help! 33 .

Documentation • Documentation! 34 .Help! .

Debugging • Turn on debugging • Review the logs 35 .Help! .

Help! Oracle Forums http://forums. e. c.com/forums/forum. b. Ask Second Be someone (not user8840234) Be Specific Reward others for their assistance It is better to give than receive 36 . Search First. d.oracle.jspa?forumID=245 How to Get Help on Forums: a.

Help! – Oracle Community • Oracle E-Business Suite -> BI Publisher Forums Community Contributed Resource Documents examples: Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher How To Install a Font Using XMLP Admin 37 .

Help! – My Oracle Support Open an official SR 38 .

Best Practices • • • • • • • Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS Know Oracle’s Published Best Practices Utilize the Correct Tools for your version of BIP Know what BIP is Capable of Within Different Applications Understand Your Delivery Options Understand How To Troubleshoot Know When To Ask For Help and How and Where to Ask For it 39 .

10 • Converted Custom Reports to Business Intelligence Publisher • Walk through of Conversion Steps • Implementation Highlights: – Oracle E-Business Suite Credit-to-Cash modules – Oracle E-Business Suite Record-to-Report modules – Oracle E-Business Suite Procure-to-Pay modules 40 .5.Implementation Case Study • Implemented on Oracle E-Business Suite 11.

Prepare Environment • Prepare you environment by reviewing BI Publisher patches required • Apply patches as required • Provide BI Publisher Administrator • Get desktop installation of BI Publisher • BI Publisher Toolbar should be available in MS Word after Installation 41 .

xml rwconverter batch=yes source=c:\XX_TRX_PRINT.Step 1: Convert the RDF report into XML format • • Convert the RDF Report into XML format using rwconverter utility This utility is available with Report 9i or later XX_TRX_PRINT.xml dtype=xmlfile overwrite=yes 42 .rdf dest=c:\XX_TRX_PRINT.RD F XX_TRX_PRINT.

Step 2: Create RTF Template
• Option 1 – RDF Layout Migration
– Use RTFTemplateGenerator utility to generate layout template from

RDF Layout
java.exe oracle.apps.xdo.rdfparser.RTFTemplateGenerator XXXX_TRX_PRINT.xml

RTF generated by RTFTemplateGenerator

• Option 2 – Create RTF file using Template Builder

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Create RTF Template – Template Builder
• New Cross Tab Wizard
– Multiple Levels – Totals

• Enhanced Chart Dialog
– Multiple Line Charts – 3D Charts with Gradients – Color Schemas – Real Preview

• New Table Wizard • Translation Support
– Generate XLIFF file – Test Translations

• Template Validation
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Create RTF Template
• Generate Sample XML Data
– Set Output Format to

XML for current RDF Concurrent Program.
– Execute the concurrent

program and save XML Data Output File

Sample XML Output

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Create RTF Template • • Insert XML field in the template – Insert Menu -> Field option All the headers and summary level details can be inserted using this feature 46 .

Create RTF Template • Insert Table – – Insert Menu -> Table / Form -> Select Wizard option. – All the line level details can be inserted using this feature 47 .

Create RTF Template • Loop – – <?for-each:G_LINE?> loop through all lines • Conditional Formatting – display lines with LINE_TYPE=‘LINE’ – RDF Format Trigger logic can be implemented like this • Last Page Only Tag <?start@last-page:body?><?end body?> – Anything after the last page only tag is displayed at the end of the document 48 .

Create RTF Template • Preview output RTF Template Preview PDF 49 .

rdfparser.DataTemplateGenerator XX_TRX_PRINT.pls) Data Template Package Specification Package Body 50 .xdo.exe oracle.Step 3: Create Data Template • Use DataTemplateGenerator Utility to generate Data Template java.pls) PL/SQL package body (XX_TRX_PRINTB.apps.xml) – PLS files for Report PLSQL code: PL/SQL package specification (XX_TRX_PRINTS.xml • DataTemplateGenerator creates: – Data Template (XX_TRX_PRINT_template.

scalable extraction engine – Integrated into concurrent manager – Offers all that Oracle Reports offers plus 30-40% faster – Multiple queries + joins – Event triggers – Flexfield support – Data Structure 51 .Create Data Template • Data Extraction Engine – Fast.

<dataTrigger> section in which PLSQL function are defined which are fired when the event occurs <dataStructure> section in which the output XML structure is defined – – – 52 . <dataQuery> section in which the SQL queries are defined in child <sqlStatement> elements.Create Data Template • Data Template consists of – <parameters>section in which parameters are declared in child <parameter> elements.

pls files – One may need to change the code – RDF Format triggers are not supported by the utility.Step 4: Execute PLSQL code generated • Execute the . Format trigger logic must be implemented separately. 53 .pls files in the database • Review the code before executing the .

• Attach executable XDODTEXE to the concurrent program 54 .Step 5: Register new Concurrent Program • Set the concurrent program output format to XML.

Step 6: Register Data Definition 55 .

Register Data Definition • Upload Data Template generated in Step 3 to Data Definition 56 .

Step 7: Register Layout Template 57 .

Step 8: Create Bursting Control File • This is required to e-mail files or delivering reports directly to the printer • Bursting Engine Features – Burst individual EDI – – – – documents from a batch Dynamic generation based on data Deliver in desired layout and output format Deliver down desired delivery channel Integrated into concurrent processing Batch Data Control File HTML PDF XML Publisher PDF XML Templates 58 .

Fax. FTP) • • Bursting Control File 59 . Printer.Create Bursting Control File • Accepts a data stream and splits it based on multiple criteria Generates output based on a template Delivers the individual documents through the delivery channel of choice (Email. File system.

Step 9: Upload Bursting Control File to Data Definition 60 .

Step 10: Program Call to Bursting Engine • Add code in After Report trigger to call Bursting Engine for delivery of reports • This submits ‘XML Publisher Report Bursting Program’ program which splits current program’s XML output. generates documents and delivers them to destination mentioned in Bursting Control File 61 .

BI Publisher Setup Summary IT/MIS-DEV SETUPS Create Data and Layout Template Files Choose concurrent program via SRS forms Submit Request USER PROCESS Load files and Metadata to Template Manager Define concurrent Program using the data engine executable Select parameter values Output document Generated Add concurrent Program to Request Group Select layout template Language and output format Output document Printed or Viewed Automated process 62 .

BI Publisher Setup Summary • Create Data Template • Create Layout Template • Register data and template definition metadata and load data template and layout template • Define concurrent program • Add concurrent program to request group 63 .

language and output format and submit the report • User can view the final output via the Monitor Requests form 64 .BI Publisher User Steps • User selects the report from a list • User enters parameter values • User can select a template.

BI Publisher User Steps • User selects the report 65 .

BI Publisher User Steps • User Selects Template • • • User can select a different template from the LOV Then a different language if available Then an output format 66 .

BI Publisher User Steps • User can view the final output 67 .

CTC Implementation .

Invoice Print Programs • Invoice Print Programs converted from Optio to BI Publisher Reports • Notifications converted are: – Standard Invoice Prints – Dunning Letters – Credit Card Notifications (Charge/ Decline/ Refund) 69 .

Easy maintanance.Invoice Print Program Changes • OPTIO implementation had different RDFs created to support different layouts – – – – XXVS_OPTIO_R_RAXINV. – No separate PLSQL Code for sending emails without attachment – This is handled through a Setup – Data Generation is handled by single RDF.rdf – All RDFs merged into One. different layouts are handled through RTF templates.rdf PLSQL Code for VIP Invoices to send emails without attachment • In XML Publisher Impleementation only one RDF XXVS_RAXINV.rdf XXVS_OPTIO_R_RAXINV_GEO.rdf XXVS_OPTIO_R_RAXINV_VIP_RETAIL. 70 .

Setup Changes • Two new segments at Trx Type DFF level: – XML Template – value of the XML Publisher Template used for generating Invoice PDF file – Attachment (Yes/No) – Yes = Send Invoice PDF file / No = Only send email 71 .

BSA must enter appropriate values for these fields • Print Program name at Trx Type DFF New XML Print program name updated through a Datafix • Dunning Program name in XXVS_AR_DUNNING_PRINT_PROG New XML Print program name updated through a Datafix 72 . XML Template and Attachment DFF fields updated through a Datafix Any new Trx Type created after Go-Live.Setup Changes • XML Template / Attachment DFF at Trx Type For existing Trx Types.

can deliver notification to email address setup in XXVS_BURSTING_CONTROL_FILES valueset Error Notification 73 . Creates a zip file which stores all the PDF files generated Creates a record in Collections Workbench Correspondence tab for Credit Card and Dunning related notifications Completes in warning if there is any failure while delivering any invoice Generates report showing the success/fail status for each invoice delivery Status Report In case of failure.VeriSign Bursting Engine • Common Program used across different modules (AR/ OM/ AP) to deliver emails / print documents Program was first created for AR documents. Design flexibility allows program to be used by any module uses the XML output from Print Program and based on the XML Template prints/emails the Invoice PDFs.

Create Filter for PDFTOPS utitlity in xdodelivery.338990.Printer Issues • PDF files generated from BI Publisher do not print on some printers – – raw PDF files generated by BI Publisher are not supported by some printers Metalink Note .1 explains how third party software can be used to convert PDF files into PS format before sending them to printers.cfg file and place it under $XDO_TOP/resource directory PDF Documents would be automatically converted to PS format before sending them to printers – – 74 .

DeliveryException: Connection timed out while waiting response from server”.delivery./etc/cups/cupsd.apps. Change CUPS configuration .Increase the value of • MaxClients (controls the maximum number of simultaneous clients that will be handled ) and • TimeOut (timeout before requests time out) – Connection Reset: Log file shows “java.SocketOutputStream.net.SocketException: Connection reset at java.conf .net.xdo.Printer Issues • CUPS Issues – Connection Timeout: Log file shows “oracle.socketWrite” CUPS log file shows message E [25/May/2009:03:18:01 -0700] ReadClient() 8 IPP Read Error! Verify CUPS setup Upgrade it to latest CUPS version 75 .

Printer Issues • Large Batches take long time to Print – Bursting Engine sends one document to printer at a time. – Is there a way to send ONE big print-job to the printer? Answer is Yes. Printer will take time to initialize for each document. 76 .Step 3 : If the printer supports PDF format. generate individual PDF files on filesystem. but involves customization . Else convert the PDF file into PS/ PCL format before sending to printer. .Step 2 : Use PDFDocMerger API to merge PDF files in single PDF file. .Step 1 : Use DocumentProcessor API. buffer it and then finally print it. send merged PDF file to Printer.

RTR Implementation .

6.0.11i Environment Setup • Patches Applied Patch #: 5713082 – The FSG patch has been applied to make the SRS program "Program .This patch delivers Full Scale FSG functionality for Release 11i customers. – correct report ordering for Multiple Report Sets correct processing for Spreadsheet/TabDelimited with Display Set correct print styles for reprint • Report output in Excel – Inserted a new mime type for the file format XLS for both US and JA to open the report in Excel if the Format Type is chosen as Excel. 5. 5. 5.3 – Patch#: 6332655 .Publish FSG Report" compatible with XML Publisher versions 4.0. 5. Following are the few fixes delivered in the patch.5.1.6.5. 5. 78 .6.

RTR – Development/Migration Procedure • Financial Statement Generator (FSG) Report to XML Publisher – Oracle General Ledger’s FSG is a powerful report-building tool that allows you to build your own custom reports without programming. – Integrating FSG with XML Publisher allows you to use the convenient formatting features of a word processing application to design template layouts for FSG reports. add graphical images. and reorder columns. work with an unlimited number of columns. insert headers or footers. you can change font characteristics. 79 . – Among the different report formatting options.

RTR – Development/Migration Procedure (Continued…) Generate XML Data • Log into Apps with “VS US GL POWERUSER” Responsibility • Navigate to > Reports > Request > Financial and submit any one of the FSG report by selecting “XML” as Output Option. Continued… 80 .

RTR – Development/Migration Procedure (Continued…) • Query for the Request ID in the Requests Screen and save the XML Output to a location on your local machine. Continued… 81 .

load the XML Data File by clicking on the Data button and selecting “Load XML Data” and selecting the xml file that you saved earlier. RTF Template Creation Continued… 82 .RTR – Development/Migration Procedure (Continued…) • Using the MS Word Template Builder Plug in.

RTR – Development/Migration Procedure (Continued…) • To insert a table in the report you can use the Table Wizard or Table/Form. 83 .

84 .RTR – Development/Migration Procedure (Continued…) • To insert a field in the report use the menu: Insert > Field • Now you can select a field and double-click it or drag it to the place in the report. Before you can preview the report you have to save the file as a RTFfile.

• For a good preview on how to create XMLP Templates please refer the attached document.RTR – Development/Migration Procedure (Continued…) • Test the RTF template by using the Preview functionality in the Template Builder plug-in.doc 85 . XMLPTemplatesByE xample.

In such cases the request log file shows a generic error message indicating the the post-processing action has failed: Continued… 86 .Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business Suite • Debug files are generated depending on how the XML Publisher Core engine is invoked – One step publishing method: The Concurrent Request ends with Phase 'Completed' and Status 'Warning' which indicates that the Output Post Processor (OPP) failed to generate an output file.

Following are the steps to open the OPP log file: .Select the Concurrent Process which was active during the time that the request ran .Click on the Manager Log button to open the Output Post Processor log file Continued… 87 .Click on the Processes button .Login to the application .Function: Concurrent --> Manager --> Administer .Responsibility: System Administrator .Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business Suite (Continued…) The actual error returned by the XML Publisher Core engine is captured in the OPP log file.Select the Output Post Processor .

Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business Suite (Continued…) Continued… 88 .

Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business Suite (Continued…) • Search for the Request ID in the OPP Log for the actual error message. 89 . The error message shows that the XML file generated had some special characters due to which the program has failed.

the "Actual" and "Target" against the “Output Post Processor” should show "1“ as shown in the screen shot below if not Click on Restart button to restart the process.Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business Suite (Continued…) • In case of the following error message in the Concurrent Program Log file follow the steps below to fix the issue. • • • • Under System Administrator responsibility. Navigate to: Concurrent/Manager/Administer Select 'Output Post Processor' Click Refresh. Continued… Note: If the issue is not fixed even after restarting the process then the Concurent Manager needs to be bounced. 90 .

Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business Suite (Continued…) 91 .

PTP Implementation .

PTP XML Conversions • Scope – Purchasing Objects – Payables Objects – Reporting Objects • Timeline – Initiative Began in Summer of 2009 – Purchasing Objects Converted before 2009 Year End – Payables Objects Converted in 2010 ACH Remittance Check Printing – Reporting Objects Converted on an Ad Hoc Basis 93 .

Purchasing Objects Conversion
• Scope
– –

PO PDF Document PO Email Capability Automated Attachments Inclusion
PO Header Level Attachments Automatically Included in PO Email Attachments from Most Recently Updated PO Line Automatically Included in PO Email

Benefits

– – – –

Email Body Configuration
PO Email Body Fully Configurable via FND Message

Automated PO Attachment of PO PDF
Seeded “View Document” Function Now Utilized to See PO PDF

Font Color Now Allowed Optio Technology No Longer Needed Multiple Patches Required to be Applied Attachments Inclusion Initially Picked Up Non-Related Attachments
Attachment ID Match Across Attachments Type

Development Issues
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Payables Objects Conversion – ACH Remittances

• Scope
– ACH Remittance PDF

• Benefits
– Error Reporting ACH Remittance Program Now Produces PDF Output File with Failed Records and Detail - Prior Process Required AP Review Rejected Emails to Shared Public Folder – Single Reprocess Capability AP Now Has the Ability to Send Individual ACH Remittances Based on Error Report and Reprocess Needs – Optio Technology No Longer Needed

• Development Issues
– Initial ACH Remittance Error Report Had Insufficient Detail

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Payables Objects Conversion – Checks
• • Scope
– – – – –

AP Physical Checks Ability to Save PDF File of All Checks Printed Check Font Stored on the Server
No Longer Required to Ask MIS OPS to Resend Check Font to Local Printers Upon Printer Reboot

Benefits

Ability to Print Anywhere
PDF File is Saved Locally and Printed

Optio Technology No Longer Needed DEV Team Does Not Have Access to Physical Printers
Output Differs Across Printers

Development Issues
– – – – –

DEV Team Does Not Have Actual Check Paper Wrapping Lines in the Check Caused Check Layout to Shift Font Issues Number of Invoices Continuing on Multiple Pages
Only One Actual Check Can Output

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Reporting Objects Conversion • Scope – Existing Oracle Reports Converted as Requested No Overall Initiative Yet Begun to Review the Set of Reports – Completed Suppliers Report – In Process Posted Invoice Register • Benefits – Increased Configuration Capabilities via XML Publisher Administrator – Report File Type Output Options to the Requestor • Development Issues – Layout Challenge from Existing Presentation Not Always a Straight Forward Mirror Conversion Option – Oracle Patch Still Required for Proper XML Report Request Default File Type Output Option 97 .

Check Printing: Additional XML Setups • Create Font File • Create Font Mappings • Site Level Configurations • Setup MICR Font on Application Server 98 .

R12 BI Publisher Features • • • • Data Extraction Engine Bursting Engine Consolidated Document Publishing Template Enhancements – – RTF Templates Template Builder • • Delivery Manager Template Manager – – – Translation Manager Configuration Manager Font Manager OA Framework Report Viewer Single Step Reporting Reduced processing time. memory footprint and temporary file space • Integration – – • Performance – 99 .

BI Publisher Benefits • Reduce development and maintenance costs • Consolidate reporting solutions • Consolidate data sources • Functional users build and customize layouts • In-house printing and delivery now achievable • Increase developer productivity 100 .

BI Publisher Benefits • Reduce reporting tool training requirements • Faster report creation • Improve performance • Faster data extraction • Fewer database hits • Layout level formatting 101 .

com/ BI Publisher Blog .oracle.Business Intelligence Publisher Blogs • • • • • Tim Dexter/BIP Official Blog: http://blogs.blogspot.com/ In Depth Apps .eBusiness Suite .com/BIDeveloper/ Oracle BI Publisher Consulting: http://bipconsulting.blogspot.com/ The Lowe Down – http://www.com • 102 .oracle.Ike Wiggins: http://bipublisher.thelowedownblog.com/xmlpublisher A BI Publisher developer’s diary: http://blogs.Gareth Roberts: http://garethroberts.blogspot.

com www.Contact Information: Brent Lowe STR Software brent.thelowedownblog.lowe@strsoftware.com www.com 103 .strsoftware.

com 104 .dutt@gmail.blogspot.ebizocp.Contact Information: Mohan Dutt VeriSign Inc mohan.com www.

Thanks to Oracle Mix Voters Many thanks to voters on Oracle Mix for voting for this presentation on ‘Suggest A Session’ contest Session Survey: S319049 105 .

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