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Oracle BI Publisher 11g: A Practical Guide to Enterprise Reporting by Daniela Bozdoc

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File translation

At a lower level than catalog translation, file translation allows you to translate only specific objects from the BI Publisher catalog. The objects you can translate are as follows:

  • RTF templates
  • Style templates
  • Subtemplates
  • BI Publisher templates (.XPT)

Using this technique, you will be able to provide translations in circumstances where the users want to consult only some reports in another language, or they want to send documents to the partners in different languages.

The way file translation is actually realized depends on another factor: whether the translated template needs another layout than the original template or not. In the first case, you must create another localized template, in the second case you'll use an XLIFF ...

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