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Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition by Marcel Van Der Plas, Michel Van Zoest

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Creating a PDF report

In APEX it is possible to export the data to Portable Document Format (PDF) format. The PDF format is created by Adobe and is widely accepted as a standard. To be able to export to PDF format, you need a report server like BI Publisher, a Java application server like Tomcat or Oracle's WebLogic with Apache FOP, or a standard XSL-FO processing engine. We will discuss the interaction with Oracle BI Publisher.

Getting ready

First you need to install Oracle BI Publisher. You can download it from Oracle.com. We downloaded Version 10.1.3.4.1 for Windows.

Tip

Don't make the install path too long, otherwise the installer will fail.

After downloading and unpacking, run setup.exe and follow the steps in the installer. After installing, ...

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