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RE: Report Server working on the web?

From: Oracle General <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 10:35:32 -0700
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I have the Reports Server 6i on NT box and I am able to successfully execute a report from a URL, whose output is displayed on the Browser in either HTML/PDF formats.
So the answer to your question is YES. You don't need X to view report output on a browser.

-----Original Message-----
From: Grabowy, Chris [] Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 8:49 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: Report Server working on the web?

Hello everyone,

I have installed Reports Server 6i on a Sun box. My objective is to be able to execute .rdf report files from any web browser. I am able to successfully execute an .rdf report file when I am X windows interfaced into Reports Server. And while I have that X session connected, then I am able to execute reports from the web test screen via a browser.

But as soon as I end the X session and cycle the Reports Server process then I am not able to execute any .rdf reports from the web browser.

I have been going back and forth with Oracle support about this problem. One of the Oracle Notes they sent me stated "HTML requires an x session to 'draw' the report output to create the file before sending it back to the browser", which doesnt sounds right to me. Why would a net user need an X session??

At any rate, I am forced to ask the basic/dumb question...Is anyone successfully using Reports Server 6i to execute .rdf report files via a web browser over the net without an X session???

TIA!!! Chris Grabowy

"May Oracle be with you...always"

Author: Grabowy, Chris

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