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Best Implementation Practices with

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Mohan Dutt

Brent Lowe

VeriSign Inc.

STR Software

About The Presenter: Brent Lowe

Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) Expert

Manager, Product Development at STR Software

Author of popular BIP Blog The Lowe Down

Blog URL: http://www.thelowedownblog.com

Brents Other Presentations:


Tuesday, Sep 21, 12:30p Moscone West L2, Room 2011 Many Faces

of Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher in Oracle E-Business Suite


(S319051)
Wednesday, Sep 22, 11:30a Moscone West L3, Room 3006 Data
Exchange Between Oracle E-Business Suite and Other Systems: The
Easy Way (S319050)

About The Presenter: Mohan Dutt

Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) User

Manager, Business Systems at VeriSign Inc

Author of popular Oracle Certification Blog

Blog URL: http://ebizocp.blogspot.com

Mohans Other Presentations:


Monday, Sep 20, 12:30p Westin Market Street Hotel, Metropolitan II

Top 10 Recipes from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Financials


Cookbook (S316415)
Thursday, Sep 23, 12:00p Moscone West L2, Room 2016 Ten Steps
to Success: Your Oracle Certification Advisor (S313368)

Agenda

Business Intelligence Publisher Overview

Tips and Best Practices

Implementation Case Study


Oracle E-Business Suite Credit-to-Cash modules
Oracle E-Business Suite Record-to-Report modules
Oracle E-Business Suite Procure-to-Pay modules

Business Intelligence Publisher Benefits

Q&A

Typical Scenario: Multiple Reporting Environments

Multiple
Reporting
Solutions

High TCO

Dependent of IT
resources for
modification or
maintenance

Checks

Invoices
Invoice
Server

Labels

Label
Manager
Delivery
Server

Destinations

Check Print
Server

Report
Formatter

Payment
Server

Reports

EFT/EDI

Business Intelligence Publisher Single Solution


Use BI Publisher
For:
Authoring
Managing
Delivering

Checks
Invoices

Meet Business
Requirements

Labels

Reports

Remove Complexity
Reduce TCO

Destinations

XML / EFT / EDI

Business Intelligence Publisher


Separation of the presentation of the report from its data structure
Collection of the data is still handled by your concurrent request
At runtime BI Publisher merges designed template files with the report data
Creates published output documents

Business Intelligence Publisher Overview


PDF

Oracle 10g,
Oracle BI EE,
Oracle BI Apps
SQL Server

HTML
XSL

Layout Templates
E-Business
Suite,
PeopleSoft,
Siebel, JDE

Email

Excel
Power
Point

Printer

Flash

BI Publisher

RTF

Fax

CSV

OLAP

Excel
Word
Acrobat Flex
Others
JDev

XML

Repository

EDI
EFT

e-Commerce

Web Services

Data Sources

Layout Tools
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Output Formats

Destinations

Best Implementation Practice

Get to the Latest Version of BIP for


EBS

Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS

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Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS

BI Publisher == XML Publisher

For EBS: 5.6.3

Running 11i -> MOS 422508.1 About Oracle XMLP Release 5.6.3
Running R12 -> Congrats, you already have 5.6.3!

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Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS


Patch 5.6.3!

MOS 1138602.1 Overview of Available Patches for Oracle XML


Publisher (embedded in Oracle E-Business Suite)

Some Individual Patches are available


Patch Sets are rolled into ATG Family Packs.

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BI Publisher Releases

Release 11.5.10

XML Publisher 5.0

Post Release 11.5.10

XML Publisher 5.5


Performance, Translation, Template Builder,
Common Regions

XML Publisher 5.6


Administration UI, Data Engine, Book Binder

Release 12

BI Publisher 5.6.3
Runtime Optimization, Enhancements

In 11i --500 templates

R12.1 --ALL reports are BI Publisher: 2724 templates and 2092 data
sources or data templates across 95 products

Oracle Reports to Publisher Conversion Assistant

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Best Implementation Practice

Know Oracles Published Best


Practices

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Know Oracles Published Best Practices

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/overview/index.html

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Know Oracles Published Best Practices

Covers:

Large data set strategies

XML structures

Lots of great template tips for performance, consistency, formatting.

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Best Implementation Practice

Utilize the Correct Tools for your


version of BIP

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Utilize the Correct Tools

BI Publisher Desktop
Latest version is 10.1.3.4.1
Use the version built with the same libraries as 5.6.3 -> 10.1.3.2
Patch 5887917

BI Publisher Toolbox
http://bipublisher.blogspot.com/
Bursting Designer
Delivery Designer
Report Conversion

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Best Implementation Practice

Know what BIP is Capable of Within


Different Applications

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Know what BIP is Capable of Within Different Applications

All applications do not follow ATGs lead.

Advanced Collections

Payables

Purchasing

Session: Many Faces of BI Publisher in EBS (S319051)


Tuesday 12:30 1:30 Moscone West 2011

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Best Implementation Practice

Understand Your Delivery Options

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Understand Your Delivery Options

Delivery Manager exposed via 4 methods:


Bursting Control Files
12.1 RUP3
Individual applications doing their own thing
Java APIs

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Delivery Options Bursting Control Files

Email

Fax

Printer

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Delivery Options 12.1 RUP3

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Delivery Options 12.1 RUP3

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Delivery Options Individual Apps


Example: Advanced Collections

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Delivery Options Java APIs

Java based APIs available to deliver via:


Fax
Email
Print
FTP
WebDAV
HTTP

Requirements:

Java Developer
Document to deliver
Recipient information

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Delivery Options - Functionality

Email

Utilizes standard SMTP protocol


Set To, CC, BCC, Subject, Attachment Name, Email Message Body, From
information.
1 Attachment (the BIP data file)

Fax

Utilizes IPP to communicate with 3rd party software/hardware to transmit data.


Set Fax Number only

Print

Utilizes IPP/CUPS to communicate with Printers


Ensure that printers can handle output data or filter first.

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Delivery Options - Status


What happened to my document?
Email Rely on bouncebacks
Fax After handoff, its anyones guess
Print On the printer!

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Best Implementation Practice

Understand How To Troubleshoot

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Understand How to Troubleshoot


1.

Output Post Processor Log Files

2.

xdodebug.cfg -> $AF_JRE_TOP/lib


LogLevel=STATEMENT
LogDir=<Directory>
xdo.log (main log file)
xdo_...xml (Especially helpful when bursting)
xdo_...out (output file)
xdo_...xsl (XSL-FO version of RTF)
xdo_...fo (temp file created when converting RTF to XSL-FO)

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Best Implementation Practice

Know When To Ask For Help and How


and Where To Ask For It

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Know When/How/Where to Ask For Help!

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Help! - Documentation
Documentation!

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Help! - Debugging

Turn on debugging

Review the logs

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Help! Oracle Forums


http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=245

How to Get Help on Forums:


a.

Search First, Ask Second

b.

Be someone (not user8840234)

c.

Be Specific

d.

Reward others for their assistance

e.

It is better to give than receive

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Help! Oracle Community

Oracle E-Business Suite -> BI Publisher

Forums
Community Contributed Resource Documents
examples: Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher
How To Install a Font Using XMLP Admin

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Help! My Oracle Support


Open an official SR

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Best Practices

Get to the Latest Version of BIP for EBS

Know Oracles Published Best Practices

Utilize the Correct Tools for your version of BIP

Know what BIP is Capable of Within Different Applications

Understand Your Delivery Options

Understand How To Troubleshoot

Know When To Ask For Help and How and Where to Ask For it

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Implementation Case Study

Implemented on Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10

Converted Custom Reports to Business Intelligence Publisher

Walk through of Conversion Steps

Implementation Highlights:
Oracle E-Business Suite Credit-to-Cash modules
Oracle E-Business Suite Record-to-Report modules
Oracle E-Business Suite Procure-to-Pay modules

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Prepare Environment
Prepare you environment by reviewing BI Publisher patches required
Apply patches as required
Provide BI Publisher Administrator
Get desktop installation of BI Publisher
BI Publisher Toolbar should be available in MS Word after Installation

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Step 1: Convert the RDF report into XML format

Convert the RDF Report into XML format using rwconverter utility

This utility is available with Report 9i or later

XX_TRX_PRINT.xml

XX_TRX_PRINT.RD
F

rwconverter batch=yes source=c:\XX_TRX_PRINT.rdf


dest=c:\XX_TRX_PRINT.xml dtype=xmlfile overwrite=yes

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Step 2: Create RTF Template

Option 1 RDF Layout Migration


Use RTFTemplateGenerator utility to generate layout template from

RDF Layout
java.exe oracle.apps.xdo.rdfparser.RTFTemplateGenerator XXXX_TRX_PRINT.xml

RTF generated by
RTFTemplateGenerator

Option 2 Create RTF file using Template Builder

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Create RTF Template Template Builder


New Cross Tab Wizard
Multiple Levels
Totals

Enhanced Chart Dialog


Multiple Line Charts
3D Charts with Gradients
Color Schemas
Real Preview

New Table Wizard


Translation Support
Generate XLIFF file
Test Translations

Template Validation
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Create RTF Template

Generate Sample XML


Data
Set Output Format to

XML for current RDF


Concurrent Program.
Execute the concurrent

program and save XML


Data Output File

Sample XML Output

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Create RTF Template

Insert XML field in the template


Insert Menu -> Field option

All the headers and summary


level details can be inserted
using this feature

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Create RTF Template

Insert Table
Insert Menu -> Table /

Form -> Select


Wizard option.
All the line level

details can be
inserted using this
feature

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Create RTF Template

Loop
<?for-each:G_LINE?>

loop through all lines

Conditional Formatting
display lines with

LINE_TYPE=LINE
RDF Format Trigger
logic can be
implemented like this

Last Page Only Tag


<?start@last-page:body?><?end body?
>

Anything after the last page

only tag is displayed at the


end of the document

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Create RTF Template

Preview output

RTF Template

Preview PDF

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Step 3: Create Data Template

Use DataTemplateGenerator Utility to generate Data Template


java.exe oracle.apps.xdo.rdfparser.DataTemplateGenerator XX_TRX_PRINT.xml

DataTemplateGenerator creates:
Data Template (XX_TRX_PRINT_template.xml)
PLS files for Report PLSQL code:
PL/SQL package specification (XX_TRX_PRINTS.pls)
PL/SQL package body (XX_TRX_PRINTB.pls)

Package
S pecification

Data Template

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Package Body

Create Data Template

Data Extraction Engine


Fast, scalable extraction engine
Integrated into concurrent manager
Offers all that Oracle Reports offers plus 30-40% faster
Multiple queries + joins
Event triggers
Flexfield support
Data Structure

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Create Data Template

Data Template consists of

<parameters>section in which
parameters are declared in child
<parameter> elements;

<dataQuery> section in which


the SQL queries are defined in
child <sqlStatement> elements;

<dataTrigger> section in which


PLSQL function are defined
which are fired when the event
occurs

<dataStructure> section in which


the output XML structure is
defined

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Step 4: Execute PLSQL code generated

Execute the .pls files in the database

Review the code before executing the .pls files


One may need to change the code
RDF Format triggers are not supported by the utility. Format trigger logic

must be implemented separately.

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Step 5: Register new Concurrent Program


Set the concurrent program output format to XML.
Attach executable XDODTEXE to the concurrent program

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Step 6: Register Data Definition

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Register Data Definition


Upload Data Template generated in Step 3 to Data Definition

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Step 7: Register Layout Template

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Step 8: Create Bursting Control File

This is required to e-mail files or delivering reports directly to the


printer

Bursting Engine
Features
Burst individual

EDI

documents from a
batch
Dynamic generation
based on data
Deliver in desired layout
and output format
Deliver down desired
delivery channel
Integrated into
concurrent processing

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Batch
Data

HTML

Control
File

PDF

XML
Publisher

PDF
XML

Templates

Create Bursting Control File

Accepts a data
stream and splits it
based on multiple
criteria

Generates output
based on a template

Delivers the
individual
documents through
the delivery channel
of choice (Email,
Fax, Printer, File
system, FTP)

Burs ting Control File

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Step 9: Upload Bursting Control File to Data Definition

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Step 10: Program Call to Bursting Engine

Add code in After Report trigger to call Bursting Engine for delivery of reports

This submits XML Publisher Report Bursting Program program which splits current programs XML output,
generates documents and delivers them to destination mentioned in Bursting Control File

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BI Publisher Setup Summary


IT/MIS-DEV SETUPS

USER PROCESS

Create Data and Layout


Template Files
Choose concurrent
program via
SRS forms

Submit
Request

Define concurrent
Program using the
data engine executable

Select parameter
values

Output document
Generated

Add concurrent
Program to
Request Group

Select layout template


Language and
output format

Output document
Printed or Viewed

Load files and


Metadata to
Template Manager

Automated process

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BI Publisher Setup Summary

Create Data Template

Create Layout Template

Register data and template definition metadata and load data


template and layout template

Define concurrent program

Add concurrent program to request group

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BI Publisher User Steps

User selects the report from a list

User enters parameter values

User can select a template, language and output format and submit
the report

User can view the final output via the Monitor Requests form

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BI Publisher User Steps

User selects the report

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BI Publisher User Steps

User Selects Template

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User can select a


different template
from the LOV
Then a different
language if
available
Then an output
format

BI Publisher User Steps

User can view the final output

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CTC Implementation

Invoice Print Programs

Invoice Print Programs converted from Optio to


BI Publisher Reports
Notifications converted are:
Standard Invoice Prints
Dunning Letters
Credit Card Notifications (Charge/ Decline/ Refund)

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Invoice Print Program Changes


OPTIO implementation had different RDFs created to
support different layouts

XXVS_OPTIO_R_RAXINV.rdf
XXVS_OPTIO_R_RAXINV_GEO.rdf
XXVS_OPTIO_R_RAXINV_VIP_RETAIL.rdf
PLSQL Code for VIP Invoices to send emails without
attachment

In XML Publisher Impleementation only one RDF XXVS_RAXINV.rdf


All RDFs merged into One. Easy maintanance.
No separate PLSQL Code for sending emails without

attachment This is handled through a Setup


Data Generation is handled by single RDF, different layouts are
handled through RTF templates.

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Setup Changes

Two new segments at Trx Type DFF level:

XML Template value of the XML Publisher Template used for

generating Invoice PDF file


Attachment (Yes/No)

Yes = Send Invoice PDF file / No = Only send email

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Setup Changes

XML Template / Attachment DFF at Trx Type


For existing Trx Types, XML Template and Attachment DFF fields updated
through a Datafix
Any new Trx Type created after Go-Live, BSA must enter appropriate
values for these fields

Print Program name at Trx Type DFF


New XML Print program name updated through a Datafix

Dunning Program name in XXVS_AR_DUNNING_PRINT_PROG


New XML Print program name updated through a Datafix

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VeriSign Bursting Engine

Common Program used across different modules (AR/ OM/ AP) to


deliver emails / print documents
Program was first created for AR documents.
Design flexibility allows program to be used by any module
uses the XML output from Print Program and based on the XML Template
prints/emails the Invoice PDFs.
Creates a zip file which stores all the PDF files generated
Creates a record in Collections Workbench Correspondence tab for Credit
Card and Dunning related notifications
Completes in warning if there is any failure while delivering any invoice
Generates report showing the success/fail status for each invoice delivery
Status Report

In case of failure, can deliver notification to email address setup in


XXVS_BURSTING_CONTROL_FILES valueset

Error Notification

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Printer Issues
PDF files generated from BI Publisher do not print on some printers

raw PDF files generated by BI Publisher are not supported by some printers

Metalink Note - 338990.1 explains how third party software can be used to convert
PDF files into PS format before sending them to printers.

Create Filter for PDFTOPS utitlity in xdodelivery.cfg file and place it under
$XDO_TOP/resource directory

PDF Documents would be automatically converted to PS format before sending them


to printers

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Printer Issues

CUPS Issues
Connection Timeout:
Log file shows oracle.apps.xdo.delivery.DeliveryException: Connection
timed out while waiting response from server.
Change CUPS configuration - /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
Increase the value of
MaxClients (controls the maximum number of simultaneous clients
that will be handled ) and
TimeOut (timeout before requests time out)
Connection Reset:
Log file shows java.net.SocketException: Connection reset at
java.net.SocketOutputStream.socketWrite
CUPS log file shows message
E [25/May/2009:03:18:01 -0700] ReadClient() 8 IPP Read Error!
Verify CUPS setup
Upgrade it to latest CUPS version

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Printer Issues

Large Batches take long time to Print


Bursting Engine sends one document to printer at a time. Printer will

take time to initialize for each document, buffer it and then finally print it.
Is there a way to send ONE big print-job to the printer?
Answer is Yes, but involves customization
Step 1 : Use DocumentProcessor API, generate individual PDF files on
filesystem.
Step 2 : Use PDFDocMerger API to merge PDF files in single PDF file.
Step 3 : If the printer supports PDF format, send merged PDF file to
Printer. Else convert the PDF file into PS/ PCL format before sending to
printer.

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RTR Implementation

11i Environment Setup


Patches Applied
Patch #: 5713082 The FSG patch has been applied to make the SRS
program "Program - Publish FSG Report" compatible with XML Publisher
versions 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 5.6.0, 5.6.1, 5.6.3
Patch#: 6332655 - This patch delivers Full Scale FSG functionality for Release
11i customers. Following are the few fixes delivered in the patch.

correct report ordering for Multiple Report Sets


correct processing for Spreadsheet/TabDelimited with Display Set
correct print styles for reprint

Report output in Excel


Inserted a new mime type for the file format XLS for both US

and JA to open the report in Excel if the Format Type is


chosen as Excel.

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RTR Development/Migration Procedure

Financial Statement Generator (FSG) Report to XML Publisher


Oracle General Ledgers FSG is a powerful report-building tool that

allows you to build your own custom reports without programming.


Integrating FSG with XML Publisher allows you to use the convenient
formatting features of a word processing application to design template
layouts for FSG reports.
Among the different report formatting options, you can change font
characteristics, add graphical images, insert headers or footers, work
with an unlimited number of columns, and reorder columns.

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RTR Development/Migration Procedure (Continued)


Generate XML Data
Log into Apps with VS
US GL POWERUSER
Responsibility

Navigate to > Reports >


Request > Financial and
submit any one of the
FSG report by selecting
XML as Output Option.
Continued
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RTR Development/Migration Procedure (Continued)

Query for the Request ID


in the Requests Screen
and save the XML Output
to a location on your local
machine.

Continued

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RTR Development/Migration Procedure (Continued)


Using the MS Word
Template Builder Plug
in, load the XML Data
File by clicking on the
Data button and
selecting Load XML
Data and selecting
the xml file that you
saved earlier.

Continued

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RTF Template Creation

RTR Development/Migration Procedure (Continued)

To insert a table in the


report you can use the
Table Wizard or Table/Form.

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RTR Development/Migration Procedure (Continued)


To insert a field in the
report use the menu:
Insert > Field
Now you can select a
field and double-click it
or drag it to the place
in the report. Before
you can preview the
report you have to
save the file as a RTFfile.

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RTR Development/Migration Procedure (Continued)

Test the RTF template by


using the Preview
functionality in the
Template Builder plug-in.

For a good preview on


how to create XMLP
Templates please refer
the attached document.

XMLPTemplates ByE
xample.doc

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Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business


Suite

Debug files are generated depending on how the XML Publisher


Core engine is invoked
One step publishing method:
The Concurrent Request ends with Phase 'Completed' and Status 'Warning'
which indicates that the Output Post Processor (OPP) failed to generate an
output file.

In such cases the request log file shows a generic error message indicating
the the post-processing action has failed:

Continued

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Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business


Suite (Continued)
The actual error returned by the XML Publisher Core engine is captured in
the OPP log file. Following are the steps to open the OPP log file:
Login to the application
Responsibility: System Administrator
Function: Concurrent --> Manager --> Administer
Select the Output Post Processor
Click on the Processes button
Select the Concurrent Process which was active during the time that
the request ran
Click on the Manager Log button to open the Output Post Processor log
file

Continued

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Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business


Suite (Continued)

Continued

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Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business


Suite (Continued)
Search for the Request ID in the OPP Log for the actual error
message. The error message shows that the XML file generated
had some special characters due to which the program has failed.

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Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business


Suite (Continued)

In case of the following error message in the Concurrent Program Log file
follow the steps below to fix the issue.

Under System Administrator responsibility.


Navigate to: Concurrent/Manager/Administer
Select 'Output Post Processor'
Click Refresh, the "Actual" and "Target" against the Output Post Processor
should show "1 as shown in the screen shot below if not Click on Restart
button to restart the process.
Continued

Note: If the issue is not fixed even after restarting the process then the
Concurent Manager needs to be bounced.

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Troubleshooting Oracle XML Publisher For The Oracle E-Business


Suite (Continued)

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PTP Implementation

PTP XML Conversions


Scope
Purchasing Objects
Payables Objects
Reporting Objects

Timeline
Initiative Began in Summer of 2009
Purchasing Objects Converted before 2009 Year End
Payables Objects Converted in 2010
ACH Remittance
Check Printing
Reporting Objects Converted on an Ad Hoc Basis

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Purchasing Objects Conversion

Scope

PO PDF Document
PO Email Capability

Benefits

Automated Attachments Inclusion


PO Header Level Attachments Automatically Included in PO Email
Attachments from Most Recently Updated PO Line Automatically Included in PO
Email

Email Body Configuration


PO Email Body Fully Configurable via FND Message

Automated PO Attachment of PO PDF


Seeded View Document Function Now Utilized to See PO PDF

Font Color Now Allowed


Optio Technology No Longer Needed

Development Issues

Multiple Patches Required to be Applied


Attachments Inclusion Initially Picked Up Non-Related Attachments
Attachment ID Match Across Attachments Type

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Payables Objects Conversion ACH Remittances

Scope

ACH Remittance PDF

Benefits

Error Reporting
ACH Remittance Program Now Produces PDF Output File with
Failed Records and Detail
Prior Process Required AP Review Rejected Emails to Shared
Public Folder
Single Reprocess Capability
AP Now Has the Ability to Send Individual ACH Remittances
Based on Error Report and Reprocess Needs
Optio Technology No Longer Needed

Development Issues

Initial ACH Remittance Error Report Had Insufficient Detail

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Payables Objects Conversion Checks

Scope

AP Physical Checks

Benefits

Ability to Save PDF File of All Checks Printed


Check Font Stored on the Server

Ability to Print Anywhere

No Longer Required to Ask MIS OPS to Resend Check Font to Local Printers Upon Printer Reboot
PDF File is Saved Locally and Printed

Optio Technology No Longer Needed

Development Issues

DEV Team Does Not Have Access to Physical Printers

Output Differs Across Printers

DEV Team Does Not Have Actual Check Paper


Wrapping Lines in the Check Caused Check Layout to Shift
Font Issues
Number of Invoices Continuing on Multiple Pages

Only One Actual Check Can Output

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Reporting Objects Conversion

Scope

Existing Oracle Reports Converted as Requested


No Overall Initiative Yet Begun to Review the Set of Reports
Completed
Suppliers Report
In Process
Posted Invoice Register

Benefits

Increased Configuration Capabilities via XML Publisher Administrator


Report File Type Output Options to the Requestor

Development Issues

Layout Challenge from Existing Presentation


Not Always a Straight Forward Mirror Conversion Option
Oracle Patch Still Required for Proper XML Report Request Default

File Type Output Option

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Check Printing: Additional XML Setups

Create Font File

Create Font Mappings

Site Level Configurations

Setup MICR Font on Application Server

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R12 BI Publisher Features

Data Extraction Engine

Bursting Engine

Consolidated Document Publishing

Template Enhancements

RTF Templates
Template Builder

Delivery Manager

Template Manager

Integration

Translation Manager
Configuration Manager
Font Manager
OA Framework Report Viewer
Single Step Reporting

Performance

Reduced processing time, memory footprint and temporary file space

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BI Publisher Benefits

Reduce development and maintenance costs


Consolidate reporting solutions
Consolidate data sources
Functional users build and customize layouts
In-house printing and delivery now achievable
Increase developer productivity
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BI Publisher Benefits

Reduce reporting tool training requirements


Faster report creation
Improve performance
Faster data extraction
Fewer database hits
Layout level formatting
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Business Intelligence Publisher Blogs

Tim Dexter/BIP Official Blog: http://blogs.oracle.com/xmlpublisher

A BI Publisher developers diary: http://blogs.oracle.com/BIDeveloper/

Oracle BI Publisher Consulting: http://bipconsulting.blogspot.com/

BI Publisher Blog - Ike Wiggins: http://bipublisher.blogspot.com/

In Depth Apps - eBusiness Suite - Gareth Roberts: http://


garethroberts.blogspot.com/

The Lowe Down http://www.thelowedownblog.com

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Contact Information:
Brent Lowe
STR Software
brent.lowe@strsoftware.com
www.thelowedownblog.com
www.strsoftware.com

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Contact Information:
Mohan Dutt
VeriSign Inc
mohan.dutt@gmail.com
www.ebizocp.blogspot.com

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