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Re: Report Server working on the web?

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 09:50:36 -0700 (PDT)
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We are doing this on NT, so I don't have any experience using this on Solaris.

The concept is the same however.

The browser must have a compliant JVM ( such as IE5 ) or it will need to download and load Jinitiator to run the Java.

There should be no need for an X-window to be open.

Do you have details on the purpose of having an xterm open?

Have you checked MetaLink?


On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Grabowy, Chris wrote:

> 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"
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