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Oracle BI Publisher for eBusiness Suite

Course code: G943

2 days

Oracle BI Publisher (Formally XML Publisher) is the reporting and document output management system from Oracle. This product has been renamed for the stand-alone version, but within the eBusiness suite, the name remains “XML Publisher”.

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Who Should Attend?

Everybody

Prerequisites

None

Course Contents

Oracle BI Publisher (Formally XML Publisher) is the reporting and document output management system from Oracle. This product has been renamed for the stand-alone version, but within the eBusiness suite, the name remains “XML Publisher”. This course provides practical experience of the 5.6.2 version: creating reports from a variety of sources and modules. Deploying reports to the e-business suite, as well as Integration with Oracle Discoverer are also covered, while also employing the BI Publisher Desktop product to create and publish report templates.

Attendees will cover administrative tasks, with hands-on coverage of features such as report templates, using Excel analyzer, scheduling and bursting reports, all from an e-business perspective.

Training Course Contents

Introduction

  • General Business Document Requirements.
  • Oracle BI Publisher Product Highlights.
  • OBI Landscape Explained
  • Components of BI Publisher
  • Architecture of BI Publisher
  • Underlying Technologies and Standards.

XML Standards Review

  • XML, XSL and XSLT
  • Namespace, DTD, XML Schema
  • XPath and other XML Standards
  • Creating well-formed XML Documents.

RTF Templates

  • Using BI Publisher Desktop.
  • Create Templates for a Sample Report.
  • Create Templates for BI Publisher Reports.
  • Insert Tables, Forms and Charts.
  • Use MS Word to format RTF Templates.

PDF and eText Templates

  • Basic and Advanced PDF Templates.
  • Basics of eText Templates.

Additional Report Content

  • Creating Parameters
  • Creating LOV’s
  • Creating Hyperlinks to other Reports.

Integration

  • Create a Report from BI Answers Request.
  • Create a Report from the BI Server.
  • Create a Report from BI Discoverer Worksheet Content.
  • Add BI Reports to BI Interactive Dashboards.

BI Answers

  • Requests
  • Filtering results
  • Formatting
  • Column Expressions
  • Saving requests
  • Creating and Saving Prompts
  • Saving Filters
  • Charts and Graphs
  • Pivot Tables

Briefing Books

  • Create a Briefing Book
  • Save reports to a Briefing Book
  • View and Download contents of a Briefing Book
  • Column and View Selectors
  • Overview of View Selectors
  • Using View Selectors to adjust reports a reports layout
  • Overview of Column Selectors
  • Using Column Selector to adjust reports to meet your needs
  • Saving reports created with your default parameters

Integration with the eBusiness Suite

  • Create and Deploy an XML Publisher Report
  • Examine the eBusiness development process
  • Modify existing reports
  • Create and associate a data template

Developing eBusiness Suite Concepts

  • XML publisher within various modules
  • Moving templates between eBusiness environments
  • XML publisher bursting
  • Report migration
  • eBusiness suite administration
  • eBusiness suite development standards
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