Monday May 25, 2015

Oracle BI Publisher is available !!!

Hi Everyone,

I am happy to announce that Oracle BI Publisher is released, although I admit that this is almost a week old news now and I am sure some of you may have already known this by now from the BI Publisher homepage in OTN or from other sources. My sincere apologies for the delay here.

Thank you Tim for helping me to get back into this blog membership and being patient to allow me put this word out. My activity in the blog has been so less in the past that I am as good as a new member here. When I tried to login last week, I was greeted with this message -

"Sorry, you do not have the privileges necessary to access the page you requested. This system is available to Oracle Employees only. Oracle Employees who would like to request a blog account should click here."

So I had to start all over and get a fresh access created. Thanks to Tim and Phil from IT support for helping me with this. I will now make sure to use this space more often and share more features, tips and tricks.

Oracle BI Publisher was GA on May 19th and you can get the download, documentation, certification matrix and release notes here at the BI Publisher home page in OTN. Here is a quick snapshot of new features in this release. The download is also available at Oracle Software Delivery Cloud site. The documentation page has also been given a fresh new structure where in the left navigation you will notice "Task" and "Books" as two menu items. The task will provide quick reference to role based activities under different sub menu items such as "View & Publish", "Design Reports" etc. The "Books" menu will take you to the complete set of books. You can select Administrator's guide, or Developer's guide, Data Modelling Guide, Report Designer's guide and User's Guide for BI Publisher here. If you are looking for any feature, and do not find information under "Tasks" then check for the same under "Books" or use the search option.

Stay tuned for more updates on new features. Wish you have a good time exploring the new features!!

Friday Sep 28, 2012

BI Publisher at OpenWorld 2012

For those going to OpenWorld, hope you can join us for any of the following Sessions, Hands On Labs or just stop by and visit us in the DEMOgrounds:

Moscone South S-262

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Overview, What’s New, and What’s Planned

Monday, 1-Oct 13:45 - 14:45
Moscone South - 305
Mike Donohue - Oracle
with Ed Farler - CSC

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: Reporting for Oracle Applications

Wednesday, 3-Oct 11:45 - 12:45
Palace Hotel - Rose
Mike Donohue - Oracle
Note: new room to accommodate everyone who pre-registered

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Best Practices: Be a Reporting Superstar

Wednesday, 3-Oct 15:30 - 16:30
Moscone South - 305
Nikos Psomas & Klaus Fabian - Oracle

Two sessions of the Hands on Lab: 

Tuesday 2-Oct 17:00 - 18:00
Thursday 4-Oct 11:15 - 12:15
Marriott Marquis - Salon 5/6
Nikos Psomas, Klaus Fabian & Kasturi Shekar -- Oracle

You can also download the Focus on BI Publisher sheet that lists all Publisher related Sessions, Labs and DEMOground stations.

Hope to see you there.

Thursday Oct 13, 2011

Open World Presentations

The dust has finally settled at the Moscone Center.

I hope everyone had a wonderful time at Open World.  

For those of you who would like copies of the presentations we made, as promised, they are now available on the Publisher OTN page.  Here are direct links:

Create All Your Reports More Easily and Quickly with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (14982)

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: The Reporting Platform for Oracle Applications (12426)

Become a Reporting Superstar with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Best Practices (16762)

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: Anatomy of an RTF Template (15010)

Still to come:  Hands On Lab exercises and an updated RTF Template that goes along with Anatomy of a Template.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2011

Rather alot of our dinosaurs are missing ...

One of my favourite movies as a child growing up in deepest darkest West Sussex, England where is snowed 300 days a years and I had to walk 3 miles uphill both ways to school :0) A classic kids movie full of spies, slapstick and silly moments; if you have young'uns, it's well worth digging out. 

Our dinosaurs? Well since our move to another new blogging platform we have lost quite a lot of the examples files we posted in support of blog posts. Suffice to say, I do not have time to proactively check every post and there are so many that Im having to check blog post comments to see who is shouting about missing content the most.

I at least have a way to go find the content now and the folks screaming for the check print example will find it restored in about an hour. If you find other content you need and its missing please let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to get them back.

Wednesday Nov 11, 2009

Getting data out of Excel to make a nice document

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Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

How to keep your “dates” from going wild!

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Monday Nov 17, 2008

The Iceman Cometh

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Monday Oct 13, 2008

Publisher by Example

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Tuesday Oct 07, 2008

Oracle Report Migration

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Tuesday Sep 23, 2008

OOW Tuesday

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OOW Monday

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Sunday Sep 21, 2008

OOW Sunday

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Wednesday Sep 10, 2008

PS Font Support?

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Friday Sep 05, 2008

A funny thing ...

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Friday Aug 29, 2008

Whaddya Want?

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Tuesday Aug 26, 2008

Loungin' at Oh Oh Dub

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Thursday Aug 14, 2008

Another Publisher Blog?

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Friday Aug 08, 2008

OpenWorld Sessions

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Monday Aug 04, 2008

Watery Week

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2008

Missing the cut ...

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