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Send BI Publisher XML file in an email


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Has anyone sent (or have an idea) the XML file produced in a BI Publisher Report in an email as an attachment?
Just found this Oracle doc while researching other stuff... https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocContentDisplay?id=964292.1

You create a XSL template - the document refers to it as an "Identity" XSL. The XSL is coded to produce a copy of the XML as output (something like multiplying a number by 1 produces the same number). Use that XSL template in the report def and set the report def to email the output.

The Oracle document has a sample XSL. I'm pasting it below...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:eek:utput method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes" omit-xml-declaration="no"/>
<!-- Identity template -->
<!-- from http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt section 7.5 -->
<xsl:template match="@*|node()">
<xsl:if test=". != '' or ./@* != ''">
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>