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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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New Features for Oracle Business Intelligence Developers

This section describes new features in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).

This preface contains the following topics:

New Features

Embedding Business Intelligence Objects Into ADF Applications

You can add business intelligence objects stored in the Oracle BI EE Presentation Services Catalog to ADF applications. This functionality is delivered through Oracle BI EE extensions that you plug into Oracle JDeveloper. Any filters, prompts, or action links included in business intelligence objects will work as designed when included in an ADF application.

For information, see Chapter 1, "Embedding Business Intelligence Objects in ADF Applications".

Oracle BI EE Logical SQL View Object

When creating ADF applications, you can use the Business Intelligence Logical SQL View Object to access the Oracle Business Intelligence Server, fetch Oracle BI EE data, and bind that data to native ADF components. This method requires you to create a JDBC connection to the Oracle Business Intelligence Server. The functionality to build the BI JDBC connection is standard JDeveloper functionality.

The remaining functionality required to bind the data to ADF view objects is delivered through Oracle BI EE extensions that you plug into JDeveloper.

For information, see Chapter 2, "Using the Oracle BI EE Logical SQL View Object".

Integrating the Oracle BI EE Presentation Services Catalog With WebCenter Applications

This release of Oracle BI EE supports integration with Oracle WebCenter. You can use JDeveloper to create and configure a WebCenter application that integrates with the Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services Catalog so that at runtime, users can open and browse the catalog and add business intelligence objects to their WebCenter Spaces pages.

For information, see Chapter 3, "Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services With Oracle WebCenter".

Upgrade Considerations

Because this guide covers only new features and functionality, there are no items that you need to be aware of if your site has upgraded from Oracle Business Intelligence 10g to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (

For more information about upgrading to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence.

System Requirements and Certification

Refer to the system requirements and certification documentation for information about hardware and software requirements, platforms, databases, and other information. Both of these documents are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

The system requirements document covers information such as hardware and software requirements, minimum disk space and memory requirements, and required system libraries, packages, or patches:

The certification document covers supported installation types, platforms, operating systems, databases, JDKs, and third-party products: