BIP ... the next chapter

Yep, there is another release, 10.1.3.3 out on OTN ... you folks keeping up? Its a point point release but we just need the smallest excuse to pack new features in. Currently we have Windows and Linux ports available, more on the way:


  • We now have a download page mounted just for BIP10.1.3.3 server and template builder

                 http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/publishing/index.html



Features? Oh yeah we got some of those:



  • Template Builder Enhancements
  • Flex Templates
  • PowerPoint output
  • Discoverer - BIP Integration
  • Multithread support in Report Generation
  • RDF to RTF report conversion utility
  • CSV output
  • PDF output for Flash


    • New Properties to support Flash Template



      • Page width of wrapper document
      • Page height of wrapper document
      • Start x position of Flash area in PDF
      • Start y position of Flash area in PDF
      • Width of Flash area
      • Height of Flash area

  • PDF to PostScript Filter
  • Data Engine Enhancements

    • Native support for BLOB, CLOB, long and raw data types

  • Online Analyzer can now save views as templates
  • New Bind variables:

    • xdo_user_roles
    • xdo_user_report_oracle_lang
    • xdo_user_ui_oracle_lang
    • xdo_user_ui_locale
    • xdo_user_report_locale

  • Link to Report. Four modes available:

    • Current Page
    • No Header
    • No Parameters
    • Document Only

  • Link to Oracle SQL Developer
  • Digital Signature support
  • Added Report Repository option under Admin > System Maintenance
  • Link to Dashboards from BI Publisher
  • Miscellaneous RTF Template enhancements
  • Under Edit Report, Main Data Set: New items:

    • Database fetch size
    • Include Parameters
    • Include Null Element
    • Include Rowset Tag
    • Scalable Mode

Just a few things to take a look at ... I have covered some of these features already but I'll dig in to others in coming articles.


Comments:

Hi Charles

This is a standalone release only not for 11i or R12. They both have releases coming later this year based on the core engine under 10.1.3.3.

Regards

Tim

Posted by Tim Dexter on August 16, 2007 at 06:07 AM MDT #

Is this release approved for the EBS 11.5.10 and 12?

Posted by Charles Dunaway on August 16, 2007 at 07:58 AM MDT #

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