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

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Available Data Sources

To get to your data source, BIP offers two possibilities:

  1. You can use a connection. In order to use a connection, these are the available connection types:
    • JDBC
    • JNDI
    • LDAP
    • OLAP
  2. You can also use a file.

In the following sections, the Data Source types—JDBC, JNDI, OLAP Connections, and File—will be explained in detail.

JDBC Connection

Let's take the first example. To configure a Data Source to use JDBC, from the Administration page, choose JDBC Connection from the Data Sources types list, as shown in the following screenshot:

JDBC Connection

You can see the requested parameters for configuring a JDBC connection in the following screenshot:

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