24.1 What's New In This Release?

Oracle Reports 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) provides improved diagnosability through proactive alerts and notifications, and logging and tracing enhancements, as outlined in Table 24-1 (a subset of Table 1-1, "11g Functionality vs. 10g Functionality") :

Table 24-1 11g Diagnosability Features vs. 10g Functionality

11g New Features Equivalent 10g Functionality

Log files in ODL format. All Oracle Reports log files follow Oracle Diagnostic Logging (ODL) format, the standard across Oracle Fusion Middleware, for log format, message types, and log management directives. The log file entries are in Text format (default) or XML format. Searching of log files from Oracle Enterprise Manager is easy and effective.

Not Applicable (N/A)

More comprehensive choices for tracing:

  • Multiple tracing levels for fine-grained control.

  • New tracing options: NOTIFICATION, WARNING, ERROR (standardized across Oracle Fusion Middleware components).

  • Better naming convention, mechanism to control file size.


Enhanced trace viewer and search. New tracing options, levels, log file sizes, and so on can all be specified, viewed, and searched using Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Tracing options specified in configuration files or on command line.

Extensive diagnostic enhancements. Improved actionable errors with cause and action, job search using ECID, critical errors logged even when tracing is off, better health check mechanisms, and hyperlinks to contextual help and error message registry.