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How To Debug APEX and PDF Printing Integration Issues: BI Publisher / Oracle REST Data Services / Apache FOP (Doc ID 454701.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle REST Data Services - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Application Express (APEX) and PDF Printing was a new feature in version 3.0. However there are times when this integration fails.

The goal of this article is to verify the reports server instance configuration outside of APEX and within APEX for either BI Publisher, Oracle REST Data Services (formerly known as the APEX Listener) or the Apache FOP.

NOTE : The terminology 'report server' is not referring to the Oracle Reports Server product, but the 'XSL-FO Processing Engine' (eg Oracle BI Publisher, Apache FOP, etc etc). 



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In this Document
 A. Test Reports Printing Outside of APEX (BI Publisher / Apache FOP only)
 B. Verify the APEX Instance Parameters
 C. Verify UTL_HTTP.REQUEST Runs Successfully

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