Import pre-existing templates from Oracle OBI

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  1. Anthony
    Anthony avatar
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    Aug 2016

    Posted 17 May 2017 Link to this post

    Hello team Telerik,

    We are a long-time customer of Telerik and do like to push the boundaries of our Telerik software to utilize the full potential of products for our current business IT functions. 

    As a business we currently use Oracle OBI for some of our analysis, however we are now looking to migrate away from this solution and take full advantage of report server as a direct and continuing replacement for most of our reporting needs. 

    In order to achieve our goal and to assist with this migration we have an interesting and exciting idea (and great marketing tool for Telerik customers) for report server in the form of a small template process that would import and convert Oracle OBI for use with report server reports.  This does not necessarily need to be a full conversion however a step in the right direction, considering how much work has gone into our current OBI solution even an 80% success rate of import would be exciting for us - if report server could offer such a feature that would be super amazing.

    After evaluation, we have been quite impressed with the Report Server solution thus far and believe we can leverage it even further by suggesting extra features such as this import function and believe Telerik making this small implementation into the current report server software would make a massive difference to its customers.   

    I look forward to any feedback for this thread and any other ideas based around this import venture or oracle OBI templates.

    Anthony J Brown.

    HSS Hire

  2. Stef
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    Posted 22 May 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Anthony,

    In general, there are no plans for creating new converters. The existing converter can handle to certain extend Crystal, Xtra and Active Reports - Converting reports from other reporting solutions. Layout and in some cases data sources can be converted, but expressions and custom functionality of different reporting solutions may not have exact mapping to Telerik Reporting features.

    Please feel free to log a feature request for having such a converter, where features are considered for implementation based on the demand.

    Telerik Reports can be presented in XML format where we use our own serializer.
    If you are interested in creating a converter, you can try mapping XML elements. Reports in XML can be imported in code, if it is easier for you to generate .NET objects (Reporting sections and items) you can use directly Visual Studio.

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