Getting started with Oracle BI Publisher 11g
The main components for working with Oracle BI Publisher are:
- Data query: This engine formats XML data provided by any system that can generate XML, including web services and any data available through Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC).
- Layout template: This defines the layout format. The layout template can be designed using Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel (standalone version), Adobe Flash (standalone version), and Oracle BI Publisher's own layout editor.
- Report definition: This brings together the query and one or more templates, which you will see in the Layout Options section of this chapter.
- Report jobs: This means submitting, scheduling, and delivering reports to multiple destinations. ...