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Concurrent Processing - Default Layout Format for XML Publisher Concurrent Request Is Always PDF (Doc ID 401328.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2023

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 5.0.0 to 5.6.3 [Release 5]
Oracle Concurrent Processing - Version to 12.0.6 [Release 11.5 to 12]
Oracle Application Object Library - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The integration of Oracle XML Publisher with the Concurrent Managers is better known as the One-Step Publishing Method. This implies that one can use the standard request submission to submit the report concurrent program and at the same time provide the layout details (template name, template language and format):

The Layout Format Type is always defaulted to PDF and there is no such option available on the Concurrent Programs (HTML UI) page. It is only possible to specify the default Template Name. It is inconvenient for end users to change the default format from PDF to e.g. Excel every time a request is submitted.

A list of the available Format Types on the Submit Request form:


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