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In Oracle’s application framework, BI Publisher is typically used as a background reporting engine for other applications, such as Primavera Unifier, PeopleSoft, to render the report in the application. In fact, it can work independently as a reporting platform. One great feature BI Publisher has is making the report available via a URL, which provides more flexible access to the report users directly through Web browsers, or via a URL from another application. To successfully access the report however, the report users should be credentialed within BI Publisher.

Basic Report URL Structure

The BI Publisher’s report URL looks like this:


Please note the <ReportDirectory> and <ReportName.xdo> are case sensitive, which should match the report location and name saved in BI Publisher.

For example, if external server URL is “ https:// BIP_URL ”, and the report is located under “ /Shared Folders/Financial/Billing ” with report name “ Invoice Report ”, the report URL is:

For the same report, if it is located under “ /My Folders/ Financial/Billing ”, and the username is “ BIPAdmin ”, the report URL is:

Tip: The easiest way to retrieve the basic report URL is go to the  Catalog  >  Folders  to open the report. Its URL will be displayed in the Web page entry area, as shown below. 

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BI Publisher Report Opening Page

Report URL with Parameters

In many situations, the report output needs to be trimmed by parameters. There are two types of URL parameters for BI Publisher report: data parameters, and application parameters.

For data parameters, the field is defined at the Data Model page, and the value is entered at report opening page. For instance, to extract the project data in a Project Status Report, we need to build the “ Project ID ” field as the data parameter in the data model and enter its value after the report is opened, as illustrated below.

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Define Parameters at Data Model Page

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Enter Parameter Value at Report Opening Page

For more information about implementing the data parameters, please reference “Fusion Middleware Data Modeling Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher”:

Application parameter specifies the report viewer, output layout, format, and view mode. The following table describes the options which can be add to the URL. (Source: Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Help Center)

The URL parameter format follows the HTTP protocol, i.e., starting with “ ? ” at the end of the basic URL and connected by “ & ” between different parameters.

Below is an example:

This URL runs the report “ Invoice Report ” located under “ /Shared Folders/ Financial/Billing ”, with the default layout.

Same as the basic URL, all characters in the parameters are case sensitive. Otherwise, the report viewer will show “ Incomplete URL ” error message from the Oracle Application Server.

Examples in Applications

To conclude this article, we demonstrate two practical usages in Primavera Unifier:

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The Report Definition for report has not been specified

Hy Everyone! Hope you are doing well, I am doing my final year project but I am stuck with its last phase i.e reporting. I tried to use the RDLC report using this tutorial.

But When I run it gives me this Error;

Here is My sample report (simple form where I use the report viewer) code;

I have seen the following answers already available on StackOverflow

The report definition for report ' ' has not been specified

You know how it is painfull when you are on last phase but can't move on 😀😀😀.

Thanks In Advance ;)

Feezan Khattak's user avatar

I tested according to the documentation you used and did not reproduce your problem. You could try to check my following steps to see if they are consistent with yours.

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Right Click on the Empty Region -> Select Add New Table Adapter -> Click New Connection…-> Paste the server name into Server name-> Select the database name to be used.

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Check * (All Columns) -> click Add

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The code of Form1.cs:

using System; using System.Windows.Forms; namespace rdlc { public partial class Form1 : Form { public Form1() { InitializeComponent(); } private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { this.AddressTableAdapter.Fill(this.DataSet1.Address); this.reportViewer1.RefreshReport(); } } }

The result is shown in the figure.

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RDL Schema Not being recognized

SQL Server Version: 2014 Enterprise

I am attempting to save to an SSRS report server after making a modification to a report RDL in Report Builder. I am being met with the following error:

System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: The definition of this report is not valid or supported by this version of Reporting Services. The report definition may have been created with a later version of Reporting Services, or contain content that is not well-formed or not valid based on Reporting Services schemas. Details: The report definition has an invalid target namespace*'' which cannot be upgraded. at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.ReportingService2010Impl.CreateReport(String Report, String Parent, Boolean Overwrite, Byte[] Definition, Property[] Properties, ItemType ItemType, CatalogItem& ItemInfo, Warning[]& Warnings) at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.ReportingService2010Impl.CreateCatalogItem(String ItemType, String Name, String Parent, Boolean Overwrite, Byte[] Definition, Property[] Properties, CatalogItem& ItemInfo, Warning[]& Warnings) at Microsoft.ReportingServices.WebServer.ReportingService2010.CreateCatalogItem(String ItemType, String Name, String Parent, Boolean Overwrite, Byte[] Definition, Property[] Properties, CatalogItem& ItemInfo, Warning[]& Warnings)

The interesting thing is that in the RDL, the schema line is as follows (which, as you can see is not the same as what is mentioned in the error):

<Report xmlns:rd="" xmlns:cl="" xmlns="">

Can anyone offer a clue as to why I am getting this error and/or how to resolve it?

Thanks In Advance, Casey

SQL Server Reporting Services A SQL Server technology that supports the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, web-based reports. 2,367 questions Sign in to follow

Hi @Casey Harris

Only when you save the report as rdl file on report builder or complile the report on the report server,can the report definition been upgrade.

A report definition file specifies the RDL namespace for the version of the report definition schema that is used to validate the rdl file. When you open an .rdl file in a report authoring environment such as Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), Visual Studio, or Report Builder. If the report was created for a previous namespace, a backup file is automatically created, and the report is upgraded to the current namespace. If you save the upgraded report definition, you have saved the converted .rdl file. This is the only way to upgrade a report definition. The report definition itself is not upgraded on a report server. The compiled report is upgraded on a report server.

From official documemt :

You can try the follow steps to change the 2016 rdl to 2010 rdl manully:

I recently ran into this issue as well. I found that I only needed to change two items in the .rdl file in question. Change FROM: Report xmlns="" xmlns:rd="" TO: Report xmlns:rd="" xmlns:cl="" xmlns="" Unlike other responses, I needed 2010 instead of 2008. I would check an .rdl file that you have already deployed. Remove the "ReportParametersLayout" block. Note: If I removed ReportSections block, it did not work as others have noted.

I refer to this thread :

And here is rdl xml schema for version 2010/01 ,in case you need it:

Best Regards, Isabella

2 additional answers

Thank you so much for you responses @IsabellaZhangMSFT-7746 and @Joyzhao-MSFT .

I found a way to resolve the issue soon after I posted the problem. I used a prior version of Report Builder to modify the report and was allowed to save it to the Report Server.

After reading your responses, I remember having to do that some years back when the company I worked for upgraded their version of Visual Studio and we didn't realize that it would then upgrade all of our report RDLs to a new schema version.

Thanks again! Casey

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The configuration of the new template being selected is not compatible with the report definition. In one case, some of the the drill-down columns present in the report definition are invalid for the new template being selected.

Check the tile definition and see if the drill-down columns selected for the report is compatible with all datasets available.  You can do this by going to People and DataSets pill and trying to change the specified dataset to another one. If you get the prompt "Due to dataset change the tile has invalid columns...", it is most likely that the previous dataset has custom columns which are not configured in the new dataset being selected.

If this is the case, customer might need to define or configure dedicated tiles to work with specific datasets. So the next step would be to either change report definition to include or use only columns applicable to all datasets or to clearly indicate in the report name that the tile will only run for specific form templates.

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