Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher) is a reporting and publishing application that enables you to extract data from multiple data sources, create layouts for report data, and publish the report to numerous output formats. BI Publisher also enables you to schedule reports and deliver the reports to multiple delivery destinations required by your business.


This document is intended for report designers and developers using Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher to create reports, configure reports, add translations, and use other BI Publisher report design features.

This guide describes how to create report layouts and use BI Publisher's report editor to assemble the components of a report. See the guides that are listed in the following table for more information about using the product for other business roles.

Role Sample Tasks Guide


Configuring Security

Configuring System Settings

Diagnosing and Monitoring System Processes

Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Application developer or integrator

Integrating BI Publisher into existing applications using the application programming interfaces

Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Report consumer

Viewing reports

Scheduling report jobs

Managing report jobs

Oracle Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Data Model developer

Fetching and structuring the data to use in reports

Oracle Fusion Middleware Data Modeling Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

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Related Documentation and Other Resources

See the Oracle Business Intelligence documentation library for a list of related Oracle Business Intelligence documents.

In addition, go to the Oracle Learning Library for Oracle Business Intelligence-related online training resources.

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:


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