3.5 Upgrading from the Prior Release

  • Upgrading from Oracle Reports 11.1.2 and 11.1.1 to 12c Release ( is fully automated:

    • Integrated with Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade framework.

    • Automated configuration reduction mapping.

    • Extensive logging and diagnostics.

    • No loss of functionality.


For information about installing Oracle Reports as a non default user see "Installing Oracle Forms and Reports as a Non-Default User" section in Installation Guide for Oracle Forms and Reports.

3.5.1 Backward Compatibility and Interoperability

Oracle Reports 12c Release ( is fully backward compatible and interoperable with 11.1.2/11.1.1.

  • 11.1.2/11.1.1 server/client compatible with 11g Release 2 (11.1.2) server/client.

  • 11.1.2/11.1.1 reports can be run without any changes or loss of functionality.

  • Support for Oracle Portal and Oracle Internet Directory based security along with new Java EE security.

  • Support for 11.1.2. Toolkit-based font model along with new Java-based font model.

  • Support for interoperability with 11.1.2. Oracle Forms Services, Oracle Portal, and Oracle Internet Directory.