Friday, December 20, 2013

XSL Template in BI Publisher (PeopleSoft)

Here is a quick tip on how to create and use XSL template via BI Publisher in PeopleSoft.
For this test I am using PeopleTools 8.52.x but I am sure this is even possible in older releases like 8.49.x and above.

When you create a new Report defn, pick XSL as the template type.
1. Using XRFWIN as the data source create a new report defn

2. Pick XSL as the template type
3. For the XSL template, either you can manually create a file manually or some other web based app or use the following steps to generate one for you.

Take the delivered xrfwin.rtf RTF template.
Create a dir, lets say c:\temp\xmlp and copy it here. Copy the jlif dir from your local install of the BI Publisher Desktop. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\BI Publisher\BI Publisher Desktop\Template Builder for Word\jlib)

So you will have c:\temp\xmlp\jlib
Now via cmd line from under c:\temp\xmlp execute the following.

javaw -Duser.language=en -Duser.region=US -Xmx256M -jar ".\jlib\RTF2PDF.jar" "xrfwin.rtf" "dummy" "." "XSL" "TRUE" "en-US" "dummy" "dummy" "." ""
This will create two sub-dirs log and tmp. The xml file under tmp will be you xsl template. Upload this to report defn and verify.