I know that this post is out of the niche of the blog but then the requirements of most of the implementations require new reports to be generated using XML Publisher and that’s the only reason why I have written this post. Also, using the hyperlink at the end of the post you can download my free PDF book on XML Publisher.
Oracle XML Publisher has gained a lot of popularity among developers and also among the businesses as its very easy to create a report using XML Publisher and even more easy to generate reports in various formats like PDF, EXCEL, RTF etc.
Oracle created XML Publisher is as a template based tool for publishing reports and much more along with Oracle E-business Suite. XML Publisher is powerful enough to populate the data fetched by a PL SQL package into a custom, yes custom, template and then generate the report in any of the desired form such as PDF, HTML, RTF, EXCEL (HTML) and even PLAIN TEXT for transmission using EFT and EDI.