Welcome to Release 12c ( of the Data Modeling Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.

Oracle BI Publisher is an enterprise reporting solution for authoring, managing, and delivering all your highly formatted documents, such as operational reports, electronic funds transfer documents, government PDF forms, shipping labels, checks, sales and marketing letters, and much more.


This guide describes how report authors use BI Publisher's data model editor to fetch and structure the data for use in the many different types of report layouts that BI Publisher supports.

The following table provides more information about using BI Publisher for other business roles.

Role Sample Tasks Guide


Configuring Security

Configuring System Settings

Diagnosing and Monitoring System Processes

Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Application developer or integrator

Integrating BI Publisher into existing applications using the application programming interfaces

Developer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Report consumer

Viewing reports

Scheduling report jobs

Managing report jobs

User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Report designer

Creating report definitions

Designing layouts

Report Designer's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

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Related Documentation and Other Resources

Oracle Business Intelligence features a variety of documentation and user assistance resources.

See the Oracle Business Intelligence documentation library for a list of related Oracle Business Intelligence documents.

In addition:

System Requirements and Certification

Refer to the system requirements and certification documentation for information about hardware and software requirements, platforms, databases, and other information. Both of these documents are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

The system requirements document covers information such as hardware and software requirements, minimum disk space and memory requirements, and required system libraries, packages, or patches:

The certification document covers supported installation types, platforms, operating systems, databases, JDKs, and third-party products:


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