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Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Report Designer's Guide
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Intended Audience

Welcome to Release of the Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Report Designer's Guide.

This guide is intended for users who will use Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Enterprise to perform one or all of the following:

For users who will be developing report queries and data models, knowledge of SQL or your data source is assumed.

For users who will be designing report layouts, some experience with the medium of your template type is assumed (for example, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, or Adobe Flexbuilder). If you are designing advanced report layouts, you may benefit by using an XSL reference.

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1  Introduction
2  Getting Started
3  Viewing and Scheduling Reports
4  Creating a New Report
5  Defining the Data Model for Your Report
6  Building a Data Template
7  Creating an RTF Template
8  Extended Function Support in RTF Templates
9  Translating Reports
10  Creating a PDF Template
11  Creating Flash Templates
12  Creating an eText Template
13  Setting Runtime Configuration Properties
A  Supported XSL-FO Elements
B  Converting Reports from Oracle Reports to Oracle BI Publisher

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Information specifically related to BI Publisher can be found at:

Other guides in the Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher documentation set include:

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Administrator's and Developer's Guide

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Installation Guide

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Certification Guide

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Release Notes

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Java API Reference Guide

All of these guides are available from:

If your installation is integrated with the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, please see the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition documentation available from: