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

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Chapter 4. Report Layout Template

When creating a report using Oracle BI Publisher 11g, the report has two main components—the Data Model and the Layout Template. In this chapter, we will see:

  • How to add a layout to a report
  • Which are the options available when choosing Layout Template types
  • Output types for a report.

Add a Report Layout Template

There are a few steps that you need to follow to add a Layout Template:

  1. Save the created Data Model: After creating the Data Model structure for a report, it should be saved for further use in the report creation phase.

    As you can see in the following screenshot, a new object is added to the desired Catalog folder:

  2. Save a sample data: Sample XML data is needed in the layout design phase. On the XML output ...

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