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Understanding BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

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Objectives

After completing this lesson you will be able to:

Describe BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
Describe the benefits of BI Publisher.
Describe embedded BI Publisher reports.
Describe interactive BI Publisher reports.

Introduction to BI Publisher

JD Edwards uses Oracle’s BI Publisher to create custom documents based on data from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

Custom documents can have features such as:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Reports

This example shows typical JD Edwards reports:

BI Publisher Documents

This example shows documents generated by BI Publisher using JD Edwards EnterpriseOne data:

Separation of Report Layout and Data

The flexibility of BI Publisher is a result of the separation of the report layout from the data.

 The data is still provided by JD Edwards Enterprise One.

 However, customized report templates control how the report  outputs are presented.

BI Publisher Report Types

You can create two types of reports with BI Publisher and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne:

Embedded BI Publisher Reports

Embedded BI Publisher reports are driven by a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne batch application.

Use embedded reports when:

•A JD Edwards EnterpriseOne event initiates the requirement for the report.
•The report needs to update, insert, or delete JD Edwards EnterpriseOne data.
•The report needs to perform JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business logic.

Creating BI Publisher output for embedded reports requires a:

Template
XMLP Object
Report or batch process
Report Definition

Embedded BI Publisher Process Overview

This example illustrates the embedded BI Publisher report process:

Steps for Creating Embedded BI Publisher Reports

To create new embedded BI Publisher reports:

1.Create a blank template file.
2.Add an object to the Object Repository, using the template name.
3.Create a report definition, associating the batch application and the template.
4.Submit the report definition to generate an XML data file.
5.Download the XML data and design the template.
6.Upload the completed template into the Object Repository.
7.Update the report definition with output types and other criteria.
8.Submit the report definition to BI Publisher to produce the desired output.
Review
In this lesson you learned how to:
Describe BI Publisher for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
Describe the benefits of BI Publisher.
Describe embedded BI Publisher reports.
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