7.1 What's New In This Release?

Oracle Reports 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) provides significant enhancements to Oracle Enterprise Manager, including pages to administer and configure Oracle Reports Services through the Oracle Enterprise Manager user interface, rather than by editing configuration files, as summarized in Table 7-1 (a subset of Table 1-1, "11g Functionality vs. 10g Functionality"):

Table 7-1 11g Oracle Enterprise Manager Features vs. 10g Functionality

11g New Features Equivalent 10g Functionality

Monitoring and Management


New rich and customizable Oracle Enterprise Manager user interface, providing:

  • Navigation pane showing hierarchical view of complete Farm and all components.

  • New pages for Oracle Reports to perform comprehensive administration, management, configuration, tuning, and diagnostics of complete reporting environment.

  • Large number of metrics for monitoring and tuning.

  • Administration dashboard for instant access to start, stop, restart, grouping, servlet, plug-in registration, and more.

  • Significant reduction of configuration parameters, and categorization.

  • Extensive real-time and historical performance metrics.

  • Reports Server auditing.

  • Oracle Internet Directory reassociation

  • Portal metadata repository and association.

  • Direct access to documentation and collateral from Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Enterprise Manager Application Server (AS) Control and manually editing configuration files.

New trend graphs, key statistics. Anticipation of common problems with early symptoms.


Job Administration and Scheduling

For more information, see Section 7.7, "Administering and Scheduling Jobs".


Advanced job queue administration. Comprehensive job queue management user interface in Oracle Enterprise Manager (search and filters, resubmit the job, view errors, and more).

Basic job queue user interface.

Rich calendar-based scheduling user interface. Comprehensive Reports Server job scheduling in Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Reports job scheduling done through Oracle Reports Queue Manager (rwrqm), Oracle Portal user interface, or command line only.


For more information, see Section 7.8, "Securing Oracle Reports Services".


Oracle Enterprise Manager advanced user interface. Administrators can use Oracle Enterprise Manager to more easily define and manage granular security policies for reports, Web commands, and folder access.

Basic UI in OracleAS Portal for defining the policies. Hard-coded Web command access to the Oracle Reports seeded roles. Access policies at file (report) level only, not folder level.