1 Introduction to BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Overview

This guide describes the tools and procedures for using Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher and common desktop tools to create customized reports for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Users create report templates with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat that enable application data to be reused and reformatted into various layouts and output types. Depending on the template type, the available output types are PDF, Rich Text Format (RTF), Excel, XML, HTML, and eText.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne provides two BI Publisher reporting options:

  • Embedded BI Publisher reporting.

    Embedded BI Publisher reports are created, managed, and processed using the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne toolset. Embedded BI Publisher reports use data that is generated by JD Edwards EnterpriseOne batch applications.

  • BI Publisher reporting with JD Edwards Data Access Drivers.

    You can also create ad-hoc, dynamic reports with BI Publisher using JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Data Access Driver. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Data Access Driver is a read-only JDBC driver, which is used to access JD Edwards EnterpriseOne data for BI Publisher reports.

1.1.1 Creating Embedded BI Publisher Reports

Chapters 3 through 7 in this guide describe how to use the embedded BI Publisher to create objects and generate data to produce and manage customized JD Edwards EnterpriseOne reports.

1.1.2 Creating BI Publisher Reports with JD Edwards Data Access Driver

Chapter 8 describes the steps to configure JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for creating BI Publisher reports with JD Edwards Data Access Driver.

1.2 BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Implementation

This section provides an overview of the steps that are required to implement BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

In the planning phase of the implementation, take advantage of all JD Edwards sources of information, including the installation guides and troubleshooting information.

Follow these steps to implement the embedded BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne:

  1. Install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

    See JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Server Manager Guide and JD Edwards Reference Guide.

  2. Install one or more JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications.

    See JD Edwards EnterpriseOne installation documentation for your applications.