Friday, November 7, 2008

Additional presentations about Advanced Printing with APEX

Due to the high interest in the topic of Advanced Printing with Oracle Application Express, I signed up to present this topic at some additional upcoming conferences. The actual presentations will have different focus areas, but they all will cover the basics of configuring printing in Application Express, using BI Publisher and Apache FOP and showcase some of the advanced features such as Web Services based integration with BI Publisher, the APEX print API, report rescheduling and emailing, etc. Please see below for the current conference schedule, and please check the conference websites for updated information.

New York Oracle Users Group - General Meeting
Date: December 10, 2008
St. John's University
101 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007

My presentation is scheduled for Session 6 in the Developer Track from 4:00-5:00pm EST, please check the NYOUG website for updated information.

Oracle BIWA Summit 2008

Date: December 2-3, 2008
Oracle World Headquarters
Conference Center
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065

My presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 11:00am PST, Room 106, please check the BIWA Summit website for updated information.

Desktop Conference - Fall 2008 virtual conference
Date: November 11-13, 2008
Location: your desk

My presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2008, 11am EST, Session 32, please check the DesktopConference for updated information.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Advanced Printing in Application Express

For everyone using the printing features of Application Express, or whoever is struggling with the BI Publisher or Apache FOP configuration, you might be interested in the BIWA SIG Summit 08, taking place at Oracle’s World HQ December 2nd and 3rd. There are a number of presentations scheduled covering BI Publisher, and I’ll be doing a presentation there on advanced printing in Application Express. I’m going to cover the integration of APEX with BI Publisher, and also the configuration of APEX using Apache FOP for printing. Furthermore I’ll demonstrate how to use Web Services in APEX to call out to BI Publisher directly, to initiate and schedule the generation of reports. I’ll also go through some actual samples on how to use the PL/SQL print API to store reports inside the database and how to email them out to lists of recipients.

Visit the BIWA SIG's website for the full schedule and registration information:

BIWA Summit 2008 - December 2-3, 2008 - Oracle World HQ, Redwood Shores, California