XML Publisher and The E-Business Suite

This is a long-overdue pointer to one of the hottest new technologies for the E-Business Suite:  XML Publisher (XMLP), which has been instrumental in changing the way we think about how Apps data can be used by end-users for reports and other business documents.

XML Publisher Workflow:

Into the Hands of End-Users

XML Publisher is interesting in that it allows end-users -- using tools such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat -- to create richly-formatted templates for reports and business documents containing Apps data.

XML data extracts from E-Business Suite concurrent programs are merged with those templates at runtime, generating output in PDF, HTML, RTF, EXCEL (HTML), or even text for use with EFT and EDI transmissions.

Advanced Tools for the Data Center

In addition to the potential of this tool to allow your end-users to create simple reports for themselves, there are advanced options for integration with email systems, faxes, WebDAV, FTP, HTTP, barcodes, and more. 

Those topics are discussed in the excellent XML Publisher Blog, which features technical articles directly from the XML Development team.  Note also that there will be several XMLP-related sessions at OpenWorld this year, which are linked to in this article.

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Comments:

Steve,
Nice Explanation , We were looking for replacement of PASTA for bar code problem quite some time.

Thanks a lot for discussing about this .

Atul Kumar
http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com

Posted by Atul Kumar on September 07, 2006 at 02:28 AM PDT #

I have traded communications with Tim Dexter and attended several of his sessions at Oracle Open World. He has been extremely helpful, but I have some issues with publishing FSG's using Report Manager that he is not familiar with.

I want to publish FSG's using Report Manager to the Report Repository. I then want to use regular Oracle Security assigned to responsibilities that only have the Report Repository on their menu. If I do this and allow drilling all the way back to the invoices in AP, would these users be counted against our Financial Licenses or would they only count as Self-Service users since they wouldn't require the j-initiator?

Posted by Noel Cook on November 05, 2008 at 12:52 AM PST #

Hello Noel,

Oracle licensing can be complex issue and your organization may have specific arrangements in place, so the best place to get the answer to your question is through your Oracle account manager. The account managers will know the precise terms of your contract and the intricacies of Oracle product licensing.

Hope this is helpful

Mike Shaw

Posted by Mike Shaw on November 05, 2008 at 04:45 PM PST #

Hey,

Looking at converting the custom reports from EBS 11i (in reports 6i) to XML publisher for ebs 12......

Any ideas on where and how of the convertor? Please share the links and study material, if any.

Thanks a tonne!!

Cheers!!

Posted by Riddhi on August 02, 2009 at 03:59 AM PDT #

Hi, Riddhi,

This is covered in the BI Publisher documentation:

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E10415_01/doc/bi.1013/e10416/convertrpts.htm

Good luck with your report conversions.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 03, 2009 at 04:51 AM PDT #

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