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11g is here!

Its finally here, Oracle BI Publisher 11g! Right now you need to download the full suite and then select to just install BIP. Not sure if there are plans to release an installer just for BIP? There is so much new stuff, its like Christmas ... OK, now Im getting geeky. The highlight for me is the new data modeler, no more Notepad to build your data template there is a cool and useful new user interface.

Yep, your seeing that! Database query connecting to Excel spreadsheet ... bringing in supplemental Excel data into the main data set. Way cool demo I built there!

The big new fundamental change is a further separation between report and data model. You can now really consolidate your data sources and come up with a common data extraction with a superset of parameters. You can then add the data extract to multiple reports and show/hide and default in parameter values. There's so much more!

The documentation for the new release is available here. I'll be covering as much as possible in upcoming posts, gotta get those Excel template posts out too!

It's been a while coming but I think its been worth the wait. Enjoy!

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Comments ( 14 )
  • Madmax Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Arrrgh. Still no way to Edit a Scheduled job ?!
    Have fun re-entering all the data if you need to deliver the report to an additional/different email address. Bonus points if you have many/complicated reports like that...
  • Magnus Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Can you run BIP 11g on a seperate server and then connect to a 10g database (JDE) on another server? Does it require a certain tools release for JDE?
    I want all this new stuff! :)
  • Olivier Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    It seems that only BI EE version is available now. Any release soon for BI Publisher standalone ?
  • Tim Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    @MadMax You're right. I believe its on the list but did not make the first 11 cut
    @Magnus - you will need the JDE JDBC driver but other than that you should be good to go
    @Olivier You can just install BIP from the installer and leave out the BIEE option
  • Olivier Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Thanks ;)
  • John Thursday, August 19, 2010
    I would like to deploy the new Oracle BI Publisher 11g, v11.1.1.3.0 into TomCat6.0 via a web archive (.WAR) file as I am currently doing now with Oracle BI Publisher (10.1.3.4.1) is this possible with the new Oracle BI Publisher 11g?
    Thank you very much for this Blog, this Blog is a great source of information for BI Publisher.
    John
  • Andrzej Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    @Tim: Could you advice how to install the standalone BIP? When I choose it it still keeps asking for some db schema which I don't know how to create (and what for)?
  • James Sunday, August 29, 2010
    Installed the 11g. Everything comes up fine but cannot login Adminstrator/Administrator does not work.
  • Ygor Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    Hi there, the new interface is really great, congratulations! In my company we develop in BIP standalone and then migrate to e-business suite xml publisher, just copying the data template and uploading the layout. With this version, how this should work? Is there anything ready yet to integrate with e-business suite?
    Thanks
  • kurzweil4 Sunday, September 5, 2010
    Can this product operate in conjunction with EBS 11.5.10.2?
  • Janos Wednesday, September 8, 2010
    James:
    try weblogic as user and the pwd is what you set during install.
    Janos
  • Param Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Hi,
    I installed OBIEE 11g. When I try to login to BI publisher homepage I get
    Error
    Server not initialized. Please make sure the repository is ready.
    I tried redeploying xmlpserver.ear with correct MDS using EM but still no luck.
    Any clue on this?
  • Sunder Iyer Thursday, October 21, 2010
    "The big new fundamental change is a further separation between report and data model. You can now really consolidate your data sources and come up with a common data extraction with a superset of parameters. You can then add the data extract to multiple reports and show/hide and default in parameter values. There's so much more!"
    Tim, where can I find more detail on consolidation and creating a superset of parameters? I can't find anything explicitly covering this in the documentation.
    Thanks,
    Sunder
  • Sunder Iyer Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Never mind my previous entry. I found what I was looking for.
    However, I couldn't find a way to create a common list of values that can be used by multiple data models. For example, if I have a query that returns a list of departments and this list will be used to validate parameters for multiple reports using different data models, I'd have to create a list for each of those data models, right?
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