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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c - second Edition by Haroun Khan, Christian Screen, Adrian Ward

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Chapter 10. Developing Reports Using BI Publisher

Oracle BI has fully integrated a common Oracle reporting technology that is almost ubiquitously embedded in Oracle Applications-BI Publisher (BIP). Once known as XML Publisher (XMLP), BI Publisher has been associated with analytics, reporting, and business intelligence under the ranks of Oracle for a long time.

BI Publisher has the ability to connect to many disparate data sources, which makes it a very powerful tool within any organization's enterprise business intelligence toolbox. But the real power comes in two main forms--the ability to manipulate each report at a very granular level by modifying XML and the ability to print crisp, pixel-perfect reports, referred to as highly formatted documents ...

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