By using the Oracle Reports XML tags, you can customize reports created using Oracle Reports Builder.
Note:Although it is possible to create an entire report manually using the Oracle Reports XML tags, only manually created customizations and data models are documented and supported.
Create a customization file using Oracle Reports XML tags.
You can create this customization by building a report using Oracle Reports Builder then saving your report as XML. You can also build the customization manually, with any sort of text editor or a sophisticated XML editor, as long as you include the XML tags that are required for the particular Oracle Reports customization.
Store the XML customization in a location that is accessible to Oracle Reports Services.
Apply the XML customization to another report with the
CUSTOMIZE command line keyword or the
SRW.APPLY_DEFINITION built-in procedure, or run the XML customization by itself (if it contains a complete report definition) with the
MODULE) command line keyword.
See Also:Section A.5.21, "CUSTOMIZE"
Note:For a description of the
SRWbuilt-in package, including the
SRW.APPLY_DEFINITIONbuilt-in procedure, see the Oracle Reports online Help.