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Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting by Vishal Pathak

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Understanding BI Publisher

A few years back, BI Publisher was called XML publisher. Oracle bought it, baptized it in its own way, and started calling it BI Publisher. The basic architecture of the tool still remains the same. It is a widely used reporting solution because of the ease with which it can be integrated with almost any interface and its ability to work on almost any kind of data source. The data sources can even be files and web services. However, the most important feature of BI Publisher is the ability to design the output format (template) using MS Word (rtf format). One can use the BI Publisher plugin of MS Word to make this template. The template with the data source is then used to produce the report. However, rtf is not the ...

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