|Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher|
Release 11g (11.1.1)
Part Number E13881-01
Welcome to Release 11g (11.1.1) of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.
This book is intended for the following groups of users:
report consumers who will be viewing and scheduling reports in BI Publisher
report designers who will be building data models, designing report layouts, and creating reports for BI Publisher
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For more information, see the following documents in the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) documentation set:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes
Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence
Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Fusion Middleware Metadata Repository Builder's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's and Developer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
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