There are four steps for creating your APEX application report with BI Publisher:
You can print a report region by defining a report query as a shared component. Unlike SQL statements contained in regions, report queries are not validated to ensure they are formatted correctly and the objects they reference exist. With report queries, the query is used to generate the file that we create to build a template.
The first step is to create the report query. Click on Shared Components and then click on Report Queries under the Reports section to create a query:
Enter a name for the query ...