after searching on the forum and the internet, I haven't found any answer to my questions, I hope anyone can help me.
I need to print PDF reports from APEX, but I'm not sure what I need to configure. We have APEX 4.1.1 and APEX listener 1.1.4. I have read that FOP is not integrated in this version of Listener, so what are my options? BIPublisher is not an option because of the costs, so my question is, can I install Apache FOP? Can someone give me hints on how to do it, everything I've found was on listener 2...
thx a lot!
I blogged about this some time ago...
You need to deploy the fop.war file that is included with APEX into a Java application server, for example OC4J or GlassFish.
You can use the command "asadmin version" to display the version of GlassFish. I believe my post should work with all 3.x versions of GlassFish...
$ /u01/app/glassfish/bin>./asadmin version
Version = GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 188.8.131.52 (build 5)
Command version executed successfully.
if its possible for you to use something else but FOP, you could also try this http://sourceforge.net/projects/pljrxml2pdf/ , you can also try it at apex.oracle.com here http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=13767
Hope this helps,
thanks, but I'd rather use something from a "reliable" source; don't get me wrong, but I can't install something in the client's servers that I don't know where it comes from...
Thanks anyway :)
Well, you need some kind of Java application server to deploy FOP to. This can be GlassFish, Tomcat, OC4J, ... Can't you upgrade the APEX Listener to version 2? Apparently, PDF printing is included, but I still have to test that out...