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Oracle9iAS Reports Services Publishing Reports to the Web
Release 9.0

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This manual describes the different options available for publishing reports with Oracle9iAS Reports Services as well as how to configure the Oracle9iAS Reports Services software for publishing reports.


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Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who is interested in publishing reports with Oracle9iAS Reports Services. To configure Oracle9iAS Reports Services, it will be useful for you to have a solid understanding of the following technologies:

This manual will guide you through configuring components related to these technologies.

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This manual contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1

Provides an overview of Oracle9iAS Reports Services architecture.

Chapter 2

Tells you how to start and stop Oracle9iAS Reports Services.

Chapter 3

Describes how to configure the Oracle9iAS Reports Services.

Chapter 4

Explores how Oracle9iAS Reports Services handles output processing to default and custom destinations.

Chapter 5

Describes how to control user access to reports with Oracle9iAS Portal.

Chapter 6

Describes how to cluster Reports Servers to enhance performance and reliability.

Chapter 7

Provides an overview of single sign-on architecture and process flow and offers tips for getting user resource information into the Oracle Internet Directory.

Chapter 8

Describes the various methods for running reports, in particular, how to construct a runtime URL.

Chapter 9

Describes how set up advanced distributions via a distribution XML file.

Chapter 10

Provides information about customizing reports at runtime with XML.

Chapter 11

Describes how to use the event-driven publishing to invoke reports automatically in response to database triggers.

Chapter 12

Provides NLS information for Oracle9iAS Reports Services.

Chapter 13

Describes Oracle9iAS Reports Services integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) and tells you how you can monitor your Reports Servers with OEM.

Chapter 14

Provides tips for tuning and performance enhancements.

Appendix A

Provides information about Reports-related command line arguments.

Appendix B

Provides information about Oracle9iAS Reports Services environment variables.

Related Documents

For more information on building reports, Oracle9iAS Portal, or Oracle9iAS Reports Services, refer to the following manuals:

Notational Conventions

The following conventions are used in this book:

Convention Meaning

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Used to introduce new terms as well as to indicate configuration elements and their related attributes.

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