6 Working with ADF Data Sources

This chapter describes how to set up Oracle ADF Business Components for use with Oracle Business Intelligence, and how to import metadata from ADF data sources.

Connecting to ADF data sources enables Oracle Business Intelligence users to query data from any application that is built using the ADF Framework. For example, because Oracle CRM applications are developed using the ADF Framework, Oracle Business Intelligence users can report on CRM data using an ADF data source that implements the required ADF Application Programming Interface (API).

By using the ADF components as a data source to the Oracle BI Server, users can quickly integrate operational reporting with any application that is built on top of the ADF Framework.

This chapter contains the following topics: