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Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Release Notes
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Intended Audience

Welcome to Release of the Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Release Notes.

This document is intended for individuals responsible for implementing and managing Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

See Related Information Sources for more Oracle Applications product information.

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Related Information Sources

For more information about Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, see the following documents. All are available from the BI Publisher documentation page on the Oracle Technology Network:

For more information about the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, see the following page on the Oracle Technology Network for a list of documents:

Do Not Use Database Tools to Modify Oracle Applications Data

Oracle STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you never use SQL*Plus, Oracle Data Browser, database triggers, or any other tool to modify Oracle Applications data unless otherwise instructed.

Oracle provides powerful tools you can use to create, store, change, retrieve, and maintain information in an Oracle database. But if you use Oracle tools such as SQL*Plus to modify Oracle Applications data, you risk destroying the integrity of your data and you lose the ability to audit changes to your data.

Because Oracle Applications tables are interrelated, any change you make using an Oracle Applications form can update many tables at once. But when you modify Oracle Applications data using anything other than Oracle Applications, you may change a row in one table without making corresponding changes in related tables. If your tables get out of synchronization with each other, you risk retrieving erroneous information and you risk unpredictable results throughout Oracle Applications.

When you use Oracle Applications to modify your data, Oracle Applications automatically checks that your changes are valid. Oracle Applications also keeps track of who changes information. If you enter information into database tables using database tools, you may store invalid information. You also lose the ability to track who has changed your information because SQL*Plus and other database tools do not keep a record of changes.