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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 preface describes new features and upgrade considerations in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).

This preface contains the following topics:

New Features for Oracle BI 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6)

New features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6) include:

New Features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5)

New features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5) include:

Static Resources

You can now configure an Oracle BI Presentation Services connection to use static files that reside on the Oracle BI server or another server. The Static Resources Mode and Static Resources Location fields were added to the BI Presentation Services Connection wizard to allow you to specify your static resources preferences. The practise of using static resources increases the performance of ADF applications that contain Oracle BI EE objects.

For more information, see Chapter 2, "Improving The Performance of ADF Applications That Contain Oracle BI EE Objects."

WSDL Context

This release allows you to specify the WSDL context. The WSDL Context field was added to the BI Presentation Services Connection wizard for situations where the System Administrator changes the default context from "analytics-ws" to something else.

For more information, see "How to Configure SSL and Create an Oracle BI EE Presentation Services Connection".

Override Impersonate User Option

The Perform impersonation when security is enabled field was added to allow you to disable the impersonate user credentials in cases where ADF security is enabled for your applications.

For more information, see "How to Configure SSL and Create an Oracle BI EE Presentation Services Connection".

BI Composer Configuration

You can add the BI Composer component to ADF applications, WebCenter Portal applications, and WebCenter Portal: Spaces. BI Composer provides functionality that allows end users to quickly and easily create, edit, or view the design of Oracle BI EE analyses from ADF applications, WebCenter Portal applications, and WebCenter Portal: Spaces.

For more information, see Chapter 3, "Adding BI Composer to ADF Applications" and Chapter 5, "Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services With an Oracle WebCenter Portal Application".

New Features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.3)

New features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.3) include:

Embedding Business Intelligence Objects Into ADF Applications

You can add business intelligence objects stored in the Oracle BI Presentation 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 4, "Using the Oracle BI EE Logical SQL View Object".

Integrating the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog With WebCenter Portal Applications

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

For information, see Chapter 5, "Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services With an Oracle WebCenter Portal Application".

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:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-requirements-100147.html

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

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html