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12 Defining Run-Time Configurations

This chapter describes processing properties for BI Publisher including PDF document security, FO processing, font mapping, and specific properties for each output type.

It covers the following topics:

12.1 Setting Run-Time Properties

The Runtime Configuration page enables you to set run-time properties at the server level. These same properties can also be set at the report level, from the report editor's Properties dialog. (See the "Defining Report Properties" section in Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.) If different values are set for a property at each level, then report level takes precedence.

12.2 PDF Output Properties

Table 12-1 describes the properties that are available for PDF output.

Table 12-1 PDF Output Properties

Property Name Description

Compress PDF output

Default: true

Description: Specify "true" or "false" to control compression of the output PDF file.

Internal Name: pdf-compression

Hide PDF viewer's menu bars

Default: false

Description: Specify "true" to hide the viewer application's menu bar when the document is active. The menu bar option is only effective when using the Export button, which displays the output in a standalone Acrobat Reader application outside of the browser.

Internal Name: pdf-hide-menubar

Hide PDF viewer's tool bars

Default: false

Description: Specify "true" to hide the viewer application's toolbar when the document is active.

Internal Name: pdf-hide-toolbar

Replace smart quotes

Default: true

Description: Set to "false" if you do not want curly quotes replaced with straight quotes in the PDF output.

Internal Name: pdf-replace-smartquotes

Use only one shared resources object for all pages

Default: true

Description: The default mode of BI Publisher creates one shared resources object for all pages in a PDF file. This mode has the advantage of creating an overall smaller file size. However, the disadvantages are the following:

  • Viewing may take longer for a large file with many SVG objects

  • If you choose to break up the file by using Adobe Acrobat to extract or delete portions, then the edited PDF files are larger because the single shared resource object (that contains all of the SVG objects for the entire file) is included with each extracted portion.

Setting this property to "false" creates a resource object for each page. The file size is larger, but the PDF viewing is faster and the PDF can be broken up into smaller files more easily.

Internal Name: pdf-use-one-resources

PDF Navigation Panel Initial View

Default: Bookmarks Open

Description: Controls the navigation panel view that is presented when a user first opens a PDF report. The following options are supported:

  • Panels Collapsed - displays the PDF document with the navigation panel collapsed.

  • Bookmarks Open (default) - displays the bookmark links for easy navigation.

  • Pages Open - displays a clickable thumbnail view of each page of the PDF.

Internal Name: pdf-pagemode


12.3 PDF Security Properties

Table 12-2 describes the properties that control the security settings for the output PDF documents.

Table 12-2 PDF Security Properties

Property Name Description

Enable PDF Security

Default: false

Description: If you specify "true," then the output PDF file is encrypted. You can then also specify the following properties:

  • Open document password

  • Modify permissions password

  • Encryption Level

Internal Name: pdf-security

Open document password

Default: N/A

Description: This password is required for opening the document. It enables users to open the document only. This property is enabled only when "Enable PDF Security" is set to "true". Note that BI Publisher follows Adobe's password restrictions. The password must contain only Latin 1 characters and must be no more than 32 bytes long.

Internal Name: pdf-open-password

Modify permissions password

Default: N/A

Description: This password enables users to override the security setting. This property is effective only when "Enable PDF Security" is set to "true". Note that BI Publisher follows the Adobe's password restrictions. The password must contain only Latin 1 characters and must be no more than 32 bytes long.

Internal Name: pdf-permissions-password

Encryption level

Default: 2 - high

Description: Specify the encryption level for the output PDF file. The possible values are:

  • 0: Low (40-bit RC4, Acrobat 3.0 or later)

  • 1: Medium (128-bit RC4, Acrobat 5.0 or later)

  • 2: High (128-bit AES, Acrobat 7.0 or later)

This property is effective only when "Enable PDF Security" is set to "true". When Encryption level is set to 0, you can also set the following properties:

  • Disable printing

  • Disable document modification

  • Disable context copying, extraction, and accessibility

  • Disable adding or changing comments and form fields

When Encryption level is set to 1 or higher, the following properties are available:

  • Enable text access for screen readers

  • Enable copying of text, images, and other content

  • Allowed change level

  • Allowed printing level

Internal Name: pdf-encryption-level

Disable document modification

Default: false

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", the PDF file cannot be edited.

Internal Name: pdf-no-changing-the-document

Disable printing

Default: false

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", printing is disabled for the PDF file.

Internal Name: pdf-no-printing

Disable adding or changing comments and form fields

Default: false

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", the ability to add or change comments and form fields is disabled.

Internal Name: pdf-no-accff

Disable context copying, extraction, and accessibility

Default: false

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", the context copying, extraction, and accessibility features are disabled.

Internal Name: pdf-no-cceda

Enable text access for screen readers

Default: true

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. When set to "true", text access for screen reader devices is enabled.

Internal Name: pdf-enable-accessibility

Enable copying of text, images, and other content

Default: false

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. When set to "true", copying of text, images, and other content is enabled.

Internal Name: pdf-enable-copying

Allowed change level

Default: 0

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. Valid Values are:

  • 0: none

  • 1: Allows inserting, deleting, and rotating pages

  • 2: Allows filling in form fields and signing

  • 3: Allows commenting, filling in form fields, and signing

  • 4: Allows all changes except extracting pages

Internal Name: pdf-changes-allowed

Allowed printing level

Default: 0

Description: Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. Valid values are:

  • 0: None

  • 1: Low resolution (150 dpi)

  • 2: High resolution

Internal Name: pdf-printing-allowed


12.4 PDF Digital Signature Properties

Table 12-3 describes the properties that should only be set at the report level to enable digital signature for a report and to define the placement of the signature in the output PDF document. For more information on how to enable digital signature for your output PDF documents, see Chapter 6, "Implementing a Digital Signature."

Note that to implement digital signature for a report based on a PDF layout template or an RTF layout template, you must set the property Enable Digital Signature to "True" for the report.

You also must set the appropriate properties to place the digital signature in the desired location on your output report. Your choices for placement of the digital signature depend on the template type. The choices are as follows:

Table 12-3 PDF Digital Signature Properties

Property Name Description

Enable Digital Signature

Default: false

Description: Set this to "true" to enable digital signature for the report.

Internal Name: signature-enable

Existing signature field name

Default: N/A

Description: This property applies to PDF layout templates only. If the report is based on a PDF template, then you can enter a field from the PDF template in which to place the digital signature.

For more information about defining a field for the signature in a PDF template, see "Adding or Designating a Field for a Digital Signature" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

Internal Name: signature-field-name

Signature field location

Default: N/A

Description: This property can apply to RTF or PDF layout templates. This property provides a list that contains the following values: Top Left, Top Center, Top Right. Choose one of these general locations and BI Publisher inserts the digital signature to the output document, sized and positioned appropriately. If you choose to set this property, do not enter X and Y coordinates or width and height properties.

Internal Name: signature-field-location

Signature field X coordinate

Default: 0

Description: This property can apply to RTF or PDF layout templates. Using the left edge of the document as the zero point of the X axis, enter the position in points that you want the digital signature to be placed from the left. For example, if you want the digital signature to be placed horizontally in the middle of an 8.5 inch by 11 inch document (that is, 612 points in width and 792 points in height), enter 306.

Internal Name: signature-field-pos-x

Signature field Y coordinate

Default: 0

Description: This property can apply to RTF or PDF layout templates. Using the bottom edge of the document as the zero point of the Y axis, enter the position in points that you want the digital signature to be placed from the bottom. For example, if you want the digital signature to be placed vertically in the middle of an 8.5 inch by 11 inch document (that is, 612 points in width and 792 points in height), enter 396.

Internal Name: signature-field-pos-y

Signature field width

Default: 0

Description: Enter in points (72 points equal one inch) the desired width of the inserted digital signature field. This applies only if you are also setting the properties Signature field x coordinate and Signature field Y coordinate.

Internal Name: signature-field-width

Signature field height

Default: 0

Description: Enter in points (72 points equal one inch) the desired height of the inserted digital signature field. This applies only if you are also setting the properties Signature field x coordinate and Signature field Y coordinate.

Internal Name: signature-field-height


12.5 PDF/A Output Properties

Set the properties described in Table 12-4 to configure PDF/A output. For more information on PDF/A output see the section "Generating PDF/A and PDF/X Output" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

Table 12-4 PDF/A Output Properties

Property Name Description

PDF/A ICC Profile Data

Default: Default profile data provided by JVM

Description: The name of the ICC profile data file, for example: CoatedFOGRA27.icc

The ICC (International Color Consortium) profile is a binary file describing the color characteristics of the environment where this PDF/A file is intended to be displayed. (For more information, see the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICC_profile).

The ICC profile that you select must have a major version below 4.

To use a specific profile data file other than the default settings in the JVM, obtain the file and place it under <bi publisher repository>/Admin/Configuration. When you set this property, you must also set a value for PDF/A ICC Profile Info (pdfa-icc-profile-info).

Internal Name: pdfa-icc-profile-data

PDF/A ICC Profile Info

Default: sRGB IEC61966-2.1

Description: ICC profile information (required when pdfa-icc-profile-data is specified)

Internal Name: pdfa-icc-profile-info

PDF/A file identifier

Default: Automatically generated file identifier

Description: One or more valid file identifiers set in the xmpMM:Identifier field of the metadata dictionary. To specify more than one identifier, separate values with a comma (,).

Internal Name: pdfa-file-identifier

PDF/A document ID

Default: None

Description: Valid document ID. The value is set in the xmpMM:DocumentID field of the metadata dictionary.

Internal Name: pdfa-document-id

PDF/A version ID

Default: None

Description: Valid version ID. The value is set in the xmpMM:VersionID field of the metadata dictionary.

Internal Name: pdfa-version-id

PDF/A rendition class

Default: None

Description: Valid rendition class. The value is set in the xmpMM:RenditionClass field of the metadata dictionary.

Internal Name: pdfa-rendition-class


12.6 PDF/X Output Properties

Set the properties described in Table 12-5 to configure PDF/X output. The values that you set for these properties will depend on the printing device. Note the following restrictions on other PDF properties:

For more information on PDF/X output see the section "Generating PDF/A and PDF/X Output" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

Table 12-5 PDF/X Output Properties

Property Name Description

PDF/X ICC Profile Data

Default: None

Description: (Required) The name of the ICC profile data file, for example: CoatedFOGRA27.icc.

The ICC (International Color Consortium) profile is a binary file describing the color characteristics of the intended output device. (For more information, see the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICC_profile). For production environments, the color profile may be provided by your print vendor or by the printing company that prints the generated PDF/X file. The file must be placed under <bi publisher repository>/Admin/Configuration.

Profile data is also available from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/support) or colormanagement.org (http://www.colormanagement.org/).

Internal Name: pdfx-dest-output-profile-data

PDF/X output condition identifier

Default: None

Description: (Required) The name of one of the standard printing conditions registered with ICC (International Color Consortium). The list of standard CMYK printing conditions to use with PDF/X-1a is provided on the following ICC website: http://www.color.org/chardata/drsection1.xalter. The value that you enter for this property is a valid "Reference name," for example: FOGRA43.

Choose the appropriate value for the intended printing environment. This name is often used to guide automatic processing of the file by the consumer of the PDF/X document, or to inform the default settings in interactive applications.

Internal Name: pdfx-output-condition-identifier

PDF/X output condition

Default: None

Description: A string describing the intended printing condition in a form that will be meaningful to a human operator at the site receiving the exchanged file. The value is set in OutputCondition field of OutputIntents dictionary.

Internal Name: pdfx-output-condition

PDF/X registry name

Default: http://www.color.org

Description: A registry name. Set this property when the pdfx-output-condition-identifier is set to a characterization name that is registered in a registry other than the ICC registry.

Internal Name: pdfx-registry-name

PDF/X version

Default: PDF/X-1a:2003

Description: The PDF/X version set in GTS_PDFXVersion and GTS_PDFXConformance fields of Info dictionary. PDF/X-1a:2003 is the only value currently supported.

Internal Name: pdfx-version


12.7 RTF Output Properties

Table 12-6 describes the properties that control RTF output files.

Table 12-6 RTF Output Properties

Property Name Description

Enable change tracking

Default: false

Description: Set to "true" to enable change tracking in the output RTF document.

Internal Name: rtf-track-changes

Protect document for tracked changes

Default: false

Description: Set to "true" to protect the document for tracked changes.

Internal Name: rtf-protect-document-for-tracked-changes

Default font

Default: Arial:12

Description: Use this property to define the font style and size in RTF output when no other font has been defined. This is particularly useful to control the sizing of empty table cells in generated reports. Enter the font name and size in the following format <FontName>:<size> for example: Arial:12. Note that the font you choose must be available to the BI Publisher processing engine at runtime. See Section 12.16, "Defining Font Mappings" for information about installing fonts for the BI Publisher server and also for the list of fonts predefined for BI Publisher.

Internal Name: rtf-output-default-font


12.8 HTML Output Properties

Table 12-7 describes the properties that control HTML output files.

Table 12-7 HTML Output Properties

Property Name Description

Show header

Default: true

Description: Set to "false" to suppress the template header in HTML output.

Internal Name: html-show-header

Show footer

Default: true

Description: Set to "false" to suppress the template footer in HTML output.

Internal Name: html-show-footer

Replace smart quotes

Default: true

Description: Set to "false" if you do not want curly quotes replaced with straight quotes in the HTML output.

Internal Name: html-replace-smartquotes

Character set

Default: UTF-8

Description: Specifies the output HTML character set.

Internal Name: html-output-charset

Make HTML output accessible

Default: false

Description: Specify true if you want to make the HTML output accessible.

Internal Name: make-accessible

Use percentage width for table columns

Default: true

Description: Set this property to true to render table columns according to a percentage value of the total width of the table rather than as a value in points. This property is especially useful if the browser renders tables with extremely wide columns. Setting this property to true improves the readability of the tables.

Internal Name: html-output-width-in-percentage

View Paginated

Default: false

Description: When set to true, HTML output will render in the report viewer with pagination features. These features include:

  • Generated table of contents

  • Navigation links at the top and bottom of the page

  • Ability to skip to a specific page within the HTML document

  • Search for strings within the HTML document using the browser's search capability

  • Zoom in and out on the HTML document using the browser's zoom capability

Note that these features are supported for online viewing through the report viewer only.


12.9 FO Processing Properties

Table 12-8 describes the properties that control FO processing.

Table 12-8 FO Processing Properties

Property Name Description

Use BI Publisher's XSLT processor

Default: true

Description: Controls BI Publisher's parser usage. If set to false, then XSLT is not parsed.

Internal Name: xslt-xdoparser

Enable scalable feature of XSLT processor

Default: false

Description: Controls the scalable feature of the XDO parser. The property "Use BI Publisher's XSLT processor" must be set to "true" for this property to be effective.

Internal Name: xslt-scalable

Enable XSLT runtime optimization

Default: true

Description: When set to "true", the overall performance of the FO processor is increased and the size of the temporary FO files generated in the temp directory is significantly decreased. Note that for small reports (for example 1-2 pages) the increase in performance is not as marked. To further enhance performance when you set this property to true, it is recommended that you set the property Extract attribute sets to "false". See Section 12.10, "RTF Template Properties."

Internal Name: xslt-runtime-optimization

Enable XPath Optimization

Default: false

Description: When set to "true", the XML data file is analyzed for element frequency. The information is then used to optimize XPath in XSL.

Internal Name: xslt-xpath-optimization

Pages cached during processing

Default: 50

Description: This property is enabled only when you have specified a Temporary Directory (under General properties). During table of contents generation, the FO Processor caches the pages until the number of pages exceeds the value specified for this property. It then writes the pages to a file in the Temporary Directory.

Internal Name: system-cache-page-size

Bidi language digit substitution type

Default: National

Description: Valid values are "None" and "National". When set to "None", Eastern European numbers are used. When set to "National", Hindi format (Arabic-Indic digits) is used. This setting is effective only when the locale is Arabic, otherwise it is ignored.

Internal Name: digit-substitution

Disable variable header support

Default: false

Description: If "true", prevents variable header support. Variable header support automatically extends the size of the header to accommodate the contents.

Internal Name: fo-prevent-variable-header

Add prefix to IDs when merging FO

Default: false

Description: When merging multiple XSL-FO inputs, the FO Processor automatically adds random prefixes to resolve conflicting IDs. Setting this property to "true" disables this feature.

Internal Name: fo-merge-conflict-resolution

Enable multithreading

Default: false

Description: If you have a multiprocessor machine or a machine with a dual-core single processor, you may be able to achieve faster document generation by setting this option to True.

Internal Name: fo-multi-threads

Disable external references

Default: true

Description: A "true" setting (default) disallows the importing of secondary files such as subtemplates or other XML documents during XSL processing and XML parsing. This increases the security of the system. Set this to "false" if the report or template calls external files.

Internal Name: xdk-secure-io-mode

FO Parsing Buffer Size

Default: 1000000

Description: Sets the size of the buffer for the FO Processor. When the buffer is full, the elements from the buffer are rendered in the report. Reports with large tables or pivot tables that require complex formatting and calculations may require a larger buffer to properly render those objects in the report. Increase the size of the buffer at the report level for these reports. Note that increasing this value affects the memory consumption of the system.

Internal Name: fo-chunk-size

Enable XSLT runtime optimization for sub-template

Default: true

Note: The default is true on the BI Publisher server. If you call the FOProcessor directly, the default is false.

Description: Provides an option to perform XSL import in FOProcessor before passing only one XSL to XDK for further processing. This allows xslt-optimization to be applied to the entire main XSL template which already includes all its subtemplates.

Internal Name: xslt-do-import

Enable PPTX native chart support

Default: false

Description: This property applies to PowerPoint 2007 output. When set to true, charts in PowerPoint 2007 output are rendered as native PowerPoint (PPTX) charts. When set to false, the chart is rendered as an embedded PNG image.

Internal Name: pptx-native-chart

Report Timezone

Default: User

Description: Valid values: User or JVM.

When set to User, BI Publisher uses the User-level Report Time Zone setting for reports. The User Report Time Zone is set in the user's Account Settings.

When set to JVM, BI Publisher uses the server JVM timezone setting for all users' reports. All reports therefore display the same time regardless of individual user settings. This setting can be overridden at the report level.

Internal Name: fo-report-timezone


12.10 RTF Template Properties

Table 12-9 describes the properties that control RTF templates.

Table 12-9 RTF Template Properties

Property Name Description

Extract attribute sets

Default: Auto

Description: The RTF processor automatically extracts attribute sets within the generated XSL-FO. The extracted sets are placed in an extra FO block, which can be referenced. This improves processing performance and reduces file size. Valid values are:

  • Enable - extract attribute sets for all templates and subtemplates

  • Auto - extract attribute sets for templates, but not subtemplates

  • Disable - do not extract attribute sets

Internal Name: rtf-extract-attribute-sets

Enable XPath rewriting

Default: true

Description: When converting an RTF template to XSL-FO, the RTF processor automatically rewrites the XML tag names to represent the full XPath notations. Set this property to "false" to disable this feature.

Internal Name: rtf-rewrite-path

Characters used for checkbox

Default: Albany WT J;9746;9747/A

Description: The BI Publisher default PDF output font does not include a glyph to represent a checkbox. If the template contains a checkbox, use this property to define a Unicode font for the representation of checkboxes in the PDF output. You must define the Unicode font number for the "checked" state and the Unicode font number for the "unchecked" state using the following syntax: fontname;<unicode font number for true value's glyph >;<unicode font number for false value's glyph>

Example: Albany WT J;9746;9747/A Note that the font that you specify must be made available to BI Publisher at runtime.

Internal Name: rtf-checkbox-glyph


12.11 PDF Template Properties

Table 12-10 describes the properties that control PDF templates.

Table 12-10 PDF Template Properties

Property Name Description

Remove PDF fields from output

Default: false

Description: Specify "true" to remove PDF fields from the output. When PDF fields are removed, data entered in the fields cannot be extracted. For more information, see "Setting Fields as Updatable or Read Only" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Internal Name: remove-pdf-fields

Set all fields as read only in output

Default: true

Description: By default, BI Publisher sets all fields in the output PDF of a PDF template to be read only. If you want to set all fields to be updatable, set this property to "false".

For more information, see "Creating PDF Templates" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

Internal Name: all-field-readonly

Maintain each field's read only setting

Default: false

Description: Set this property to "true" if you want to maintain the "Read Only" setting of each field as defined in the PDF template. This property overrides the settings of "Set all fields as read only in output."

For more information, see "Creating PDF Templates" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

Internal Name: all-fields-readonly-asis


12.12 Flash Template Properties

Table 12-11 describes the properties that control Flash templates.

Table 12-11 Flash Template Properties

Property Name Description

Page width of wrapper document

Default: 792

Description: Specify in points the width of the output PDF document. The default is 792, or 11 inches.

Internal Name: flash-page-width

Page height of wrapper document

Default: 612

Description: Specify in points the height of the output PDF document. The default is 612, or 8.5 inches.

Internal Name: flash-page-height

Start x position of Flash area in PDF

Default: 18

Description: Using the left edge of the document as the 0 axis point, specify in points the beginning horizontal position of the Flash object in the PDF document. The default is 18, or .25 inch.

Internal Name: flash-startx

Start y position of Flash area in PDF

Default: 18

Description: Using the upper left corner of the document as the 0 axis point, specify in points the beginning vertical position of the Flash object in the PDF document. The default is 18, or .25 inch.

Internal Name: flash-starty

Width of Flash area

Default: Same as flash width in points in swf

Description: Enter in points the width of the area in the document for the Flash object to occupy. The default is the width of the SWF object.

Internal Name: flash-width

Height of Flash area

Default: Same as flash height in points in swf

Description: Enter in points the height of the area in the document for the Flash object to occupy. The default is the height of the SWF object.

Internal Name: flash-height


12.13 CSV Output Properties

Table 12-12 describes the properties that control comma-delimited value output.

Table 12-12 CSV Output Properties

Property Name Description

CSV delimiter

Default: ,

Description: Specifies the character used to delimit the data in comma-separated value output. Other options are: Semicolon (;), Tab (\t) and Pipe (|).

Remove leading and trailing white space

Default: false

Description: Specify "True" to remove leading and trailing white space between data elements and the delimiter.


12.14 Excel 2007 Output Properties

Table 12-13 describes the properties that control Excel 2007 output.

Table 12-13 Excel 2007 Output Properties

Property Name Description

Show grid lines

Default: false

Description: Set to true to show the Excel table grid lines in the report output.

Page break as a new sheet

Default: true

Description: When set to "True" a page break that is specified in the report template generates a new sheet in the Excel workbook.

Minimum column width

Default: 3 (in points, 0.04 inch)

Description: When the column width is less than the specified minimum and it contains no data, the column is merged with the preceding column. The value must be set in points. The valid range for this property is 0.5 to 20 points.

Minimum row height

Default: 1 (in points, 0.01 inch)

Description: When the row height is less than the specified minimum and it contains no data, the row is removed. The value must be set in points. The valid range for this property is .001 to 5 points.


12.15 All Outputs Property

The properties in Table 12-14 applies to all outputs.

Table 12-14 All Outputs

Property Name Description

Hide version number in output

Default: false

Description: Some report output documents display Oracle BI Publisher in the document properties. For example, PDF documents identify Oracle BI Publisher as the PDF Producer in the properties for the document. If you do not want to include the version of BI Publisher that generated the document (for example, Oracle BI Publisher 11.1.1.4.0), then set this property to true.

Use 11.1.1.5 compatibility mode

Reserved. Do not update unless instructed by Oracle.


12.16 Defining Font Mappings

BI Publisher's Font Mapping feature enables you to map base fonts in RTF or PDF templates to target fonts to be used in the published document. Font Mappings can be specified at the site or report level. Font mapping is performed only for PDF output and PowerPoint output.

There are two types of font mappings:

12.16.1 Making Fonts Available to BI Publisher

BI Publisher provides a set of Type1 fonts and a set of TrueType fonts. You can select any of the fonts in these sets as a target font with no additional setup required. For a list of the predefined fonts see Section 12.16.4, "BI Publisher's Predefined Fonts."

The predefined fonts are located in $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/fonts. To map to another font, place the font in this directory to make it available to BI Publisher at run time. If the environment is clustered, then you must place the font on every server.

12.16.2 Setting Font Mapping at the Site Level or Report Level

A font mapping can be defined at the site level or the report level:

  • To set a mapping at the site level, select the Font Mappings link from the Administration page.

  • To set a mapping at the report level, view the Properties for the report, then select the Font Mappings tab. These settings apply to the selected report only.

The report-level settings take precedence over the site-level settings.

12.16.3 Creating a Font Mapping

From the Administration page, under Runtime Configuration, select Font Mappings.

To create a Font Mapping:

  • Under RTF Templates or PDF Templates, select Add Font Mapping.

  • Enter the following on the Add Font Mapping page:

    • Base Font - enter the font family to map to a new font. Example: Arial

    • Select the Style: Normal or Italic (Not applicable to PDF Template font mappings)

    • Select the Weight: Normal or Bold (Not applicable to PDF Template font mappings)

    • Select the Target Font Type: Type 1 or TrueType

    • Enter the Target Font

      If you selected TrueType, you can enter a specific numbered font in the collection. Enter the TrueType Collection (TTC) Number of the desired font.

      For a list of the predefined fonts see Section 12.16.4, "BI Publisher's Predefined Fonts."

12.16.4 BI Publisher's Predefined Fonts

The following Type1 fonts are built-in to Adobe Acrobat and BI Publisher provides a mapping for these fonts by default. You can select any of these fonts as a target font with no additional setup required.

The Type1 fonts are listed in Table 12-15.

Table 12-15 Type 1 Fonts

Number Font Family Style Weight Font Name

1

serif

normal

normal

Time-Roman

1

serif

normal

bold

Times-Bold

1

serif

italic

normal

Times-Italic

1

serif

italic

bold

Times-BoldItalic

2

sans-serif

normal

normal

Helvetica

2

sans-serif

normal

bold

Helvetica-Bold

2

sans-serif

italic

normal

Helvetica-Oblique

2

sans-serif

italic

bold

Helvetica-BoldOblique

3

monospace

normal

normal

Courier

3

monospace

normal

bold

Courier-Bold

3

monospace

italic

normal

Courier-Oblique

3

monospace

italic

bold

Courier-BoldOblique

4

Courier

normal

normal

Courier

4

Courier

normal

bold

Courier-Bold

4

Courier

italic

normal

Courier-Oblique

4

Courier

italic

bold

Courier-BoldOblique

5

Helvetica

normal

normal

Helvetica

5

Helvetica

normal

bold

Helvetica-Bold

5

Helvetica

italic

normal

Helvetica-Oblique

5

Helvetica

italic

bold

Helvetica-BoldOblique

6

Times

normal

normal

Times

6

Times

normal

bold

Times-Bold

6

Times

italic

normal

Times-Italic

6

Times

italic

bold

Times-BoldItalic

7

Symbol

normal

normal

Symbol

8

ZapfDingbats

normal

normal

ZapfDingbats


The TrueType fonts are listed in Table 12-16. All TrueType fonts are subset and embedded into PDF.

Table 12-16 TrueType Fonts

Number Font Family Name Style Weight Actual Font Actual Font Type

1

Albany WT

normal

normal

ALBANYWT.ttf

TrueType (Latin1 only)

2

Albany WT J

normal

normal

ALBANWTJ.ttf

TrueType (Japanese flavor)

3

Albany WT K

normal

normal

ALBANWTK.ttf

TrueType (Korean flavor)

4

Albany WT SC

normal

normal

ALBANWTS.ttf

TrueType (Simplified Chinese flavor)

5

Albany WT TC

normal

normal

ALBANWTT.ttf

TrueType (Traditional Chinese flavor)

6

Andale Duospace WT

normal

normal

ADUO.ttf

TrueType (Latin1 only, Fixed width)

6

Andale Duospace WT

bold

bold

ADUOB.ttf

TrueType (Latin1 only, Fixed width)

7

Andale Duospace WT J

normal

normal

ADUOJ.ttf

TrueType (Japanese flavor, Fixed width)

7

Andale Duospace WT J

bold

bold

ADUOJB.ttf

TrueType (Japanese flavor, Fixed width)

8

Andale Duospace WT K

normal

normal

ADUOK.ttf

TrueType (Korean flavor, Fixed width)

8

Andale Duospace WT K

bold

bold

ADUOKB.ttf

TrueType (Korean flavor, Fixed width)

9

Andale Duospace WT SC

normal

normal

ADUOSC.ttf

TrueType (Simplified Chinese flavor, Fixed width)

9

Andale Duospace WT SC

bold

bold

ADUOSCB.ttf

TrueType (Simplified Chinese flavor, Fixed width)

10

Andale Duospace WT TC

normal

normal

ADUOTC.ttf

TrueType (Traditional Chinese flavor, Fixed width)

10

Andale Duospace WT TC

bold

bold

ADUOTCB.ttf

TrueType (Traditional Chinese flavor, Fixed width)


12.17 Defining Currency Formats

Currency formats defined in the Administration Runtime Configuration page are applied at the system level. Currency formats can also be applied at the report level. The report-level settings take precedence over the system-level settings here. For information on setting a report-level currency format, see the section "Configuring Currency Formats" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

12.17.1 Understanding Currency Formats

The Currency Formats tab enables you to map a number format mask to a specific currency so that your reports can display multiple currencies with their own corresponding formatting. Currency formatting is only supported for RTF and XSL-FO templates.

To apply these currency formats in the RTF template, use the format-currency function. See the section "Formatting Currencies" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher for detailed procedures.

To add a currency format:

  1. Click the Add icon.

  2. Enter the ISO currency code, for example: USD, JPY, EUR, GBP, INR.

  3. Enter the format mask to apply for this currency.

    The Format Mask must be in the Oracle number format. The Oracle number format uses the components "9", "0", "D", and "G" to compose the format, for example: 9G999D00

    where

    9 represents a displayed number only if present in data

    G represents the group separator

    D represents the decimal separator

    0 represents an explicitly displayed number regardless of incoming data

    See the section "Using the Oracle Format Mask" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher for more information about these format mask components.

Figure 12-1 shows sample currency formats.

Figure 12-1 Sample Currency Formats

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