•After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
•Report definitions define the information that BI Publisher requires to process and deliver output.
The details in a report definition include:
Create Report Definitions
•Creating report definitions is a three-step process:
Enter report definition details through BI Publisher Report Definitions (P95620).
Define language and output types.
Define bursting and delivery options.
BI Publisher Report Definitions
Add Report Definitions
•This is an example of the Add Report Definition form. Use this form to enter the name, description, source UBE, version, and templates for the report definition:
Define Bursting (Optional)
•This example shows how to define bursting options on the Add Report Definition – Bursting and Delivery form:
Modify Report Definition Parameters
•These report definition parameters can be modified:
Modify Report Definitions
•To modify a report definition, first select it on the BI Publisher Report Definitions form:
Update Report Definition Form
•This example shows the Update Report Definition form:
BI Publisher and OMW Integration
•If created outside Object Management Workbench, BI Publisher template objects and report definitions are automatically added to your Default Project in OMW.
Add Templates and Report Definitions in OMW
•This example shows the OMW selections for adding report definitions and BI Publisher template objects:
The following assessment tests your knowledge of report definitions.
•Question: At the time a report definition is created, all the templates, translations, localizations, and transformations that will be attached to the report definition must exist in the BI Publisher Object Repository.
•Question: If Blind Submission is selected in a report definition, the users are not given an opportunity to change the output, delivery, or language options when submitting the report definition to BI Publisher.
•Question: When creating or modifying templates and report definitions, you can use OMW to access the BI Publisher Object Repository (P95600) and BI Publisher Report Definitions (P95620).
•In this lesson, you learned how to: