About Oracle Reports
What is Oracle Reports?
The latest release of Oracle Reports is 10g Release 2 (10.1.2). The previous release of Oracle Reports was 10g (9.0.4).
Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) was released in two phases. The first phase (version number 10.1.2.0.0) contained several components such as Oracle Portal, OracleAS Containers for J2EE (OC4J), Oracle Discoverer, and so on. But this phase did not contain certain other components such as Oracle Reports, Oracle Forms, and so on. That is the reason you did not get Oracle Reports.
The second phase (version number 10.1.2.0.2) contains all the OracleAS components, including phase 1 components, Oracle Reports, Oracle Forms, and so on. As a result, if you buy or upgrade to Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2.0.0), you will not get Oracle Reports. To get Oracle Reports functionality, you must buy or upgrade to Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2.0.2).
If you have already bought and installed Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2.0.0), you need to upgrade to version 10.1.2.0.2 to get Oracle Reports functionality. Refer to the following documents for detailed upgrade information:
The above documents are available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
The major features introduced in Oracle Reports 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) are:
The major features that were introduced in Oracle Reports 10g (9.0.4) are:
The following functionality is deprecated in Oracle Reports 10g Release 2 (10.1.2):
The following functionality is obsolete in Oracle Reports 10g Release 2 (10.1.2):
For a description of the functionality deprecated and desupported since Oracle6i Reports, refer to the white paper A Guide to Functional Changes between Oracle Reports 6i and 10g available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
Where can I find more information on Oracle Reports?
How do I buy Oracle Reports?
Oracle Reports Services is part of all of the following products, so you can license any of these products depending on your requirements.
What platforms is Oracle Reports available on?
Is Oracle Reports available on Windows XP?
The deployment environment (Reports Services) is installed with all of the following products:
I get SQL errors when I run my Oracle Portal install scripts, what could be wrong?
Does Oracle Reports work with non-Oracle data sources?
Since Oracle Reports 10g (9.0.4), Oracle Reports Services has had the ability to be exposed as a Web service. Oracle Reports provides the necessary public interfaces and bindings required to be exposed and to function as a Web service. This functionality enables any application developer to easily integrate Oracle Reports in their application. Refer to Oracle Application Server Reports Services Publishing Reports to the Web available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) for more information about Oracle Reports Web service.
Additionally, Oracle Reports has a wealth of documented Java APIs that allow you to extend its functionality. You can create various plugins to create new data sources, destinations, your own security mechanism, and so on. Specifically, Oracle Reports provides you Java APIs to create:
Refer to Oracle Reports SDK (Software Development Kit) for documentation of Oracle Reports' pluggable Java API and sample implementation code.
Further, you can include Java business logic in your report by using the Java Importer facility. See
Oracle Reports online Help available on the
Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
for more information on Java Importer.
What is the extent of XML support in Reports?
I am currently using an older version of Oracle Reports, for example, Oracle6i Reports. Where do I get more information on migration?