Last week we published in OTN a white paper with title "Oracle BI Publisher Best Practices for SaaS Environments". As the title suggests, this white paper is a compilation of all the best practices for BI Publisher that are relevant to a Cloud Platform, especially for Fusion Applications. You can find the link to this white paper here. We will soon have an updated best practices guide for on-premise installations, so stay tuned.
Chart is one of the best and most effective ways to provide your audience a great insight about the data. Creating charts with BI Publisher 11g Layout Editor has made the chart creation so much easy and simple. Just for that reason, I personally use BI Publisher Layout Editor to visualize my data in spreadsheets. All I need is a standard web browser and a mouse (or touch pad with my macbook pro), after a few drags & drops I have beautiful charts that are automatically linked together and I can start interacting with the charts to gain more insights from the data.
There are many common menus available in the Layout Editor’s ribbon tool bar and much more options available under Property section at the left hand side. Here is a quick video that I put together to show you how to create charts quickly and make them valuable. It covers the following items.
Legend Position, Legend Label Text and Formatting
Please let me know if you have any question or something that you want us to cover on the video or blog. Also, please share what are the most common property options that you use for the chart. We’re currently evaluating what property options to move to the ribbon bar to make your chart design even more simple for the next release.
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