Discoverer 10g Certified with E-Business Suite

[Oct 11 Update:  Added MS Win2k to list of certified platforms]

The eagerly-awaited certification of Discoverer 10g with E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 was just released today.

Discoverer 10g Architecture:

Certified with E-Business Suite Release 11i

Discoverer 10g is certified with E-Business Suite Release 11i version 11.5.8 and higher.  The following platforms are certified:
  • Linux x86-32
  • Sun Solaris (SPARC)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000
Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

Discoverer 10g is certified with E-Business Suite Release 12 version 12.0 and higher.  The following platforms are certified:
  • Linux x86-32
  • Linux x86-64
  • Sun Solaris (SPARC)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
The Official Details

Just to ensure that there's no confusion about the actual name of the patch, it is:

  • Oracle Application Server and Oracle Developer Suite 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) Patch Set 2 (
The formal documentation for configuring the latest certified version of Discoverer 10g with the respective E-Business Suite releases can be found here:
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Hi Steven,
Any pointers to new functionality introduced with this release?

Posted by Gareth Roberts on October 09, 2007 at 11:38 AM PDT #

For features related to BI in visit Section 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 9.9 & 9.10 of (4960210) patch read me file.

Posted by Atul Kumar on October 10, 2007 at 04:17 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I've tried applying patch 4960210 on top of standalone Discoverer 10g(OS:AIX5.3). However, after accepting the ias_admin password, the OUI prompts me to run a script /usr/bin/slibclean and after this is accepted (after executing this script), OUI errors out with a String index out of range : -18 error.

Have opened a SR on this with Oracle Support. Any clues on this ?


Posted by Rakesh Tripathi on October 10, 2007 at 10:42 AM PDT #

Hi, Rakesh,Glad to hear that you're trying this out, but I'm sorry to hear you're having problems.This might be platform-specific; I haven't encountered this error before.  I'd recommend logging a Service Request via Metalink to get one of our Discoverer installation specialists engaged.  Please let me know how this works out for you.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 11, 2007 at 04:53 AM PDT #

I found that there seem to be two products... Discoverer integrated with Oracle Application Server and a standalone version named Oracle Business Inteligence Server.. which are the pros and cons of each product and what would be the guidance on which one to implement for my organization...

much thanks,

Posted by Catharine Drozdowski on October 11, 2007 at 01:20 PM PDT #

Hi, Catharine,I can sympathize -- I have trouble sometimes with the naming hierarchy, myself.  Discoverer 10g is part of the Oracle Application Server 10g family.  Within the Oracle Application Server 10g, there's a sub-family of products grouped into a packaged called Oracle Business Intelligence.  There are multiple "editions" of this product family.Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition includes Discoverer 10g.  Discoverer 10g can be deployed in a standalone manner for custom business intelligence and analytic applications.  You can also integrate that standalone Discoverer 10g instance with the E-Business Suite.  That allows you to develop your own custom analytic applications against the E-Business Suite database.  Alternately, if you licence something like Oracle Applications Financials Intelligence, this allows you to use the prepackaged intelligence workbooks and End-User Layer developed by the Oracle Applications Business Intelligence group.  You can also modify those prebuilt workbooks to suit your purposes.Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition includes a new product based on the recently-acquired Hyperion analytic engine.  This product includes a different set of analytic dashboards and drill downs, and different analytic and modelling capabilities for Oracle Financials and other products.  I have relatively-less expertise in the analytic applications' functional content.  If you'd like to compare and contrast the feature sets of these two products, I'd recommend speaking with your Oracle account manager.  He or she can help you drill down into the details for each of these products.Good luck with your assessment.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on October 12, 2007 at 05:51 AM PDT #

Hi Steve,

With the new 12.1.2 EBS release, are there any specific changes to the Discoverer certification?

I've looked at note 373634.1 9Using Discoverer 10.1.2 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12) - it mentions 12.1.1 but not 12.1.2.


Posted by Des Collins on January 25, 2010 at 06:25 PM PST #

Hi, Des,

That sounds like a small documentation omission. Our existing Discoverer 10g documentation should cover all R12 releases including 12.1.2. Thanks for drawing my attention to this; I'll get someone to tweak Note 373634.1 to include 12.1.2.


Posted by Steven Chan on January 26, 2010 at 04:56 AM PST #

Hi Steven - Is Discoverer is certified with R12.1.3 now too ?

Steve's request to the owners of Note 373634.1 following the certification of 12.1.2 still has not been actioned. His wording will cover 12.1.3 too :
"E-BS 12.1.2 is certified and this note should be changed from:
12.0.x to 12.1.1.x to 12.0.x to 12.1.x".

Regards, Mike.

Posted by Mike Buckland on September 16, 2010 at 06:47 PM PDT #

Hi, Mike,

Yes, definitely: Discoverer is certified with R12.1.3, also. We'll get the documentation updated (please go ahead and log a documentation bug as Hubert noted in his offline email to you).


Posted by Steven Chan on September 17, 2010 at 12:34 AM PDT #

From where I can download the the Oracle BI 10g ( standalone discoverer). I know now 11g is released But we need the 10g Discoverer only. I am not able to find a url pointing to 10g discoverer.

Posted by Amit Juneja on November 12, 2013 at 02:21 AM PST #


You can log a Service Request with Oracle Support to obtain downloads for older releases.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 12, 2013 at 09:43 AM PST #

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