APEX printing with BI Publisher

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During OOW 2013 a full day seminar was organized by ODTUG covering 4 printing scenario's for Oracle Application Express : PL/PDF, Jasper Reports, FOP and BI Publisher.
This presentation covers that last one. Alas the demo isn't viewable...

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APEX printing with BI Publisher

  1. 1. APEX and BI Publisher Roel Hartman 1 Monday, September 9, 13
  2. 2. Agenda 2 Monday, September 9, 13
  3. 3. Agenda 3 Monday, September 9, 13
  4. 4. Agenda 3 Monday, September 9, 13
  5. 5. EASE OF INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 4 Monday, September 9, 13
  6. 6. Ease of Installation and Configuration 5 —Full blown version —Web Logic Server —BI Publisher 11g Enterprise —Evaluation version —BI Publisher Trial Edition (Windows / Linux) Monday, September 9, 13
  7. 7. Ease of Installation and Configuration 6 —Full blown version —Web Logic Server —BI Publisher 11g Enterprise —Evaluation version —BI Publisher Trial Edition (Windows / Linux) —Downloaded 11.1.1.7 and installed on OTN Dev Days VM — Almost flawless. Almost ... Monday, September 9, 13
  8. 8. Ease of Installation and Configuration 6 —Evaluation version —BI Publisher Trial Edition (Windows / Linux) —Downloaded 11.1.1.7 and installed on OTN Dev Days VM — Almost flawless. Almost ... Monday, September 9, 13
  9. 9. Ease of Installation and Configuration 7 —Evaluation version —BI Publisher Trial Edition (Windows / Linux) —Downloaded 11.1.1.7 and installed on OTN Dev Days VM —Almost flawless. Almost ... —Download BI Publisher Desktop 11.1.1.7 —Word 2003 / 2007 (not 2010) —Downloaded and installed on Windows 7 VM —Tried and tried (also on XP) .... Monday, September 9, 13
  10. 10. Ease of Installation and Configuration 7 —Download BI Publisher Desktop 11.1.1.7 —Word 2003 / 2007 (not 2010) —Downloaded and installed on Windows 7 VM —Tried and tried (also on XP) .... Monday, September 9, 13
  11. 11. Ease of Installation and Configuration 8 —Download BI Publisher Desktop 11.1.1.7 —Word 2003 / 2007 (not 2010) —Downloaded and installed on Windows 7 VM —Tried and tried (also on XP) .... —Downloaded BI Publisher Desktop 11.1.1.6 —worked immediately Monday, September 9, 13
  12. 12. Ease of Installation and Configuration 8 —Downloaded and installed on Windows 7 VM —Tried and tried (also on XP) .... —Downloaded BI Publisher Desktop 11.1.1.6 —worked immediately Monday, September 9, 13
  13. 13. Ease of Installation and Configuration 8 —Downloaded and installed on Windows 7 VM —Tried and tried (also on XP) .... —Downloaded BI Publisher Desktop 11.1.1.6 —worked immediately Monday, September 9, 13
  14. 14. Ease of Installation and Configuration 9 Define BI Publisher as your favorite printer for APEX Monday, September 9, 13
  15. 15. Ease of Installation and Configuration 9 Define BI Publisher as your favorite printer for APEX Monday, September 9, 13
  16. 16. Ease of Installation and Configuration 9 Define BI Publisher as your favorite printer for APEX Monday, September 9, 13
  17. 17. Ease of Installation and Configuration 9 Define BI Publisher as your favorite printer for APEX Monday, September 9, 13
  18. 18. Ease of Installation and Configuration 10 ORA-20001: The printing engine could not be reached because either the URL specified is incorrect or a proxy URL needs to be specified. Monday, September 9, 13
  19. 19. CONCLUSION 11 It’s not that hard ... but also not completely obvious Monday, September 9, 13
  20. 20. Agenda 12 Monday, September 9, 13
  21. 21. Agenda 12 Monday, September 9, 13
  22. 22. EASE OF INTEGRATION 13 Monday, September 9, 13
  23. 23. Ease of Integration 14 Option 1 (standard) APEX report request Monday, September 9, 13
  24. 24. Ease of Integration 15 Option 2 (BI as “owner”) APEX report request page with report link page request data request data Monday, September 9, 13
  25. 25. Ease of Integration 16 Option 3 (BI as “owner” + web services) APEX report request data request / data web service call http://linux:7001/xmlpserver/services Monday, September 9, 13
  26. 26. CONCLUSION 17 Multiple options for integration - all easy Monday, September 9, 13
  27. 27. Agenda 18 Monday, September 9, 13
  28. 28. Agenda 18 Monday, September 9, 13
  29. 29. EASE OF USE 19 Monday, September 9, 13
  30. 30. D E M O N S T R A T I O N EASE OF USE 20 Monday, September 9, 13
  31. 31. CONCLUSION 21 Easy. VERY easy.... Monday, September 9, 13
  32. 32. Agenda 22 Monday, September 9, 13
  33. 33. Agenda 22 Monday, September 9, 13
  34. 34. TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP 23 Monday, September 9, 13
  35. 35. Total Cost of Ownership —$46,000 per processor —Weblogic Server (SE) ? + $10,000 —+ maintenance fees 24 Monday, September 9, 13
  36. 36. Total Cost of Ownership —But ... —Tons of functionality —Time saver 25 Monday, September 9, 13
  37. 37. CONCLUSION 26 It’s not free. That’s for sure. So it depends.... Monday, September 9, 13
  38. 38. Wrap up 27 Monday, September 9, 13
  39. 39. http://www.odtug.com 28 Monday, September 9, 13

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