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About the Siebel Reports Server
In a UNIX environment, the Siebel Reports Server requires the following components:
- Actuate iServer and Management Console for Siebel. The Actuate iServer for Siebel generates and manages report documents for the Siebel application. The iServer contains the Encyclopedia volume, a shared repository that stores report items along with related data, such as access privileges and request queues.
The Management Console manages one or more iServers and Encyclopedia volumes. The Management Console is installed with the Actuate iServer.
The Reports View Adapter is an application used for viewing the Reports Server views in the Siebel application. The Reports View Adapter is installed with the Actuate Active Portal JSP.
For more information about iServer, Management Console, and Active Portal JSP products, see the Actuate folder of the Siebel Business Applications Third-Party Bookshelf.
The Actuate components are customized to work with the Siebel application. Siebel files are installed when each Actuate component is installed.
The same instance of the Siebel Reports Server allows the generation of reports in multiple languages.
The Actuate iServer does not run reports based on the regional settings of the host machine. Instead, it refers to the localemap.xml file (located in the etc folder of the Actuate iServer installation directory). For more information on configuring the iServer locales, see the Administering Actuate iServer System manual in the Actuate folder of the Siebel Business Applications Third-Party Bookshelf.
For designing reports for use in Siebel applications, you may install the following components on a Windows client:
- (Optional) Actuate e.Report Designer Professional. Used by professional developers of structured content to design, build, and distribute report object designs and components throughout the enterprise. Actuate e.Report Designer Professional is used along with Siebel Tools to create and customize Siebel Actuate reports.
Actuate e.Report Designer Professional must be installed on a developer machine that has Siebel Tools installed on it.
- (Optional) Actuate e.Report Designer. Lets you design and build reports using its graphical user interface. This application complements e.Report Designer Professional and is used by business users to modify and distribute a variety of reports. No programming is required, therefore Actuate e.Report Designer is not used to create Siebel Actuate reports. This application supports both modifying complex reports and using components from libraries.
Actuate e.Report Designer must be installed on a developer machine that has Siebel Tools installed on it.
For more information on installing Siebel Tools, see Installing Siebel Tools.
For more information about these Actuate products, see the Actuate folder of the Siebel Business Applications Third-Party Bookshelf.
Except where noted, the installation instructions in this chapter supersede the information in Actuate documentation.