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X Path   XPath is a syntax used for selecting parts of an XML document   The way XPath describes paths to elements  is similar to the way an operating system describes paths to files   XPath is almost a small programming language; it has functions, tests, and expressions  …
HANDLING VERTICAL PAGE BREAK IN RTF TEMPLATES If the table columns expand horizontally across more than one page, we can define how many row heading columns to repeat on every page using Vertical Page Break  Use the following syntax to specify the number of columns to repeat.  <?horizontal-break-table:number?>  Where number…
RTF Sub Template A sub template is a piece of formatting functionality that can be defined once and used multiple times within a single layout template or across multiple layout template files. This piece of formatting can be an RTF file format or an XSL file format. RTF sub templates…
The objective of this post is to explain the “sorting” capabilities available in the RTF. Many might already be aware of the standard BI Publisher syntax for sorting in the RTF template: <?sort:VENDOR_NAME?>     The above construct sorts the data by the VENDOR_NAME in ascending order – an alphabetic…
Last week, one of my consultant asked, how to set the default output type as EXCEL for one of the EBS report.  I found out, client was not on the latest patchset and thats why , the  Default Output Type field  on Template Definition UI was not there.   This…
If you have installed OBIEE 11g successfully, lets try to explore some of the new features and tools available with BI Publisher 11g. Unlike 10g, where Report is a single entity and data sets are the part of Report definition, in 11g, Data Sets (which termed as Data Model in…
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