Removal Of Display For Headless Server And Printer Dependencies In Reports 10gR2 and Higher Releases

(Doc ID 260256.1)

Last updated on MARCH 07, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


With Oracle Reports 10g/10.1.2, it is no longer necessary to have the DISPLAY environment variable or a valid printer defined at runtime.

The REPORTS_DEFAULT_DISPLAY environment variable specifies whether to implement the following features:

1) The elimination of the dependency on the DISPLAY environment variable, which was required in prior releases to define the windowing system display surface for creating images and getting pixel resolution.

2) The elimination of the dependency on having a valid printer defined for font information (PRINTER and TK_PRINTER environment variables set to a valid printer, or a valid entry in uiprint.txt).

3) Using screenprinter.ppd for surface resolution for images and font information


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