Some New Features in BI Publisher

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by

Just a short blog post this time, but there’s a couple of new features in BI Publisher that are worth taking a look at. BI Publisher introduced the ability to connect your data model to an Excel spreadsheet, directly via a JDBC driver rather through external tables, CSV files or other workarounds. The […]

Previewing the Oracle BI Publisher Online Layout Builder

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 by

Jorge Anicam’s blog post the other day reminded me about the online layout builder preview that’s been available in the past couple of releases of Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 10g. As a quick recap, BI Publisher up until now uses either Microsoft Word (through the BI Publisher Desktop plug-in), Microsoft Excel or Adobe Acrobat to […]

Printer Tray Selection using BIP Web Services (and ApEx)

Friday, April 25th, 2008 by

Earlier on this week I’ve been delivering some BI Publisher classroom training, with a day at the end for one-to-one sessions with the delegates and some consulting. One of the requirements that came up from the customer was for a report to split the various pages within it to different trays in the printer, so […]

BIPublisher and mySQL

Monday, January 21st, 2008 by

The other day I was asked to look in to how we can use BIPublisher to report against a mySQL database. According to the documentation one can report against basically any database that can be connected to via JDBC. Obviously I am assuming you already have your mySQL database up and running :). But to […]

Email Distribution of Reports using BI Publisher and Discoverer

Thursday, November 29th, 2007 by

One of the presentations I’m giving on the Monday at the UKOUG Conference is a joint talk with Mike Durran, the Oracle Discoverer Product Manager. Mike is going to do an update on Discoverer migration and interoperability with Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition, and I’m going to show off one of the first fruits of […]

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