Are you looking for an adept tool that can help you effectively manage and process data? Oracle Report Builder may just be the solution to your needs. Reports and charts are generated by the builder from the information in your database. You can then use these reports to visualize the information, interpret and analyze it, and make decisions. The Oracle Report Builder, which is included in the Oracle Reports suite, will help make data processing easier for you even if you are not knowledgeable about SQL or other programming interfaces.
Another big advantage of Oracle Report Builder is its ease of use—a convenient feature for those who need to make sense of big data. With only a few simple clicks, you can already generate specific reports, create dashboards, make charts, and extract information into formats that can be printed or shared. With the Oracle Report Builder, you can define and add extra parameters to reports that you already have to get updated information.
This builder is able to derive data from other databases apart from Oracle’s. Some of these databases are Informix, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, and others that follow the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) standard. Oracle Report Builder’s versatility is further enhanced by various features included in it. For example, it has a Report Wizard, which automates the creation of a report through a series of predefined steps. Then there’s Data Wizard, which allows you to build multiple queries for your reports. If you need to share your reports on the internet, the Web Wizard can help you with that. The Report Editor lets you edit generated reports through inclusion or exclusion of certain data. And lastly, the Live Previewer will allow you to see the final report the way that it will appear when exported into a particular format.
Oracle Report Builder gives you the ability to see various views including Data Model view, which presents different ways that the queries, columns, and groups are related. There’s also the Layout Model view that shows the various aspects of the report as objects. The Parameter Form view creates a Runtime Parameter Form that allows you to determine the various details of how Oracle Report Builder will generate the report.
About the Author:
This article is written by Mike Shah, the CTO of Datasparc Inc. Datasparc Inc. is an online web based SQL tool & database reporting software provider. They offers DBHawk™ – a web based SQL tool & database reporting software designed for Oracle, SQL Server and other databases.