By now you might already be aware of that Discoverer 4i (which is shipped with Oracle Apps 11i) is desupported so Should we start looking for New discoverer Version and answers is YES we should.
Today I am going to cover overview fo 10g Discoverer & few important thing you should know before configuring 10g Discoverer with Oracle Applications 11i.
What all Discoverer Versions available with Apps ?
You can configure Discoverer 10g Release 1 i.e. version 9.0.4 (Yes version 9.0.4 is also called as Discoverer 10g Rel 1) or latest certified is Discoverer 10g Release 2 i.e. Version 10.1.2. I suggest you go for Discoverer version 10.1.2 .
Can I upgrade Discoverer 4i to 10g ?
No Upgrade of 4i to 10g is not supported (Please check what I mean by not supported in next line) , only option is to install new discoverer 10g software & Upgrade 4i EUL to 10g EUL (EUL Upgrade is supported) If you want to know what is EUL or basics of Discoverer click http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com/2006/11/discoverer-in-oracle-applications.html
Can I Install Discoverer 10g in Existing ORACLE_HOME with Oracle Apps ?
No , Oracle Discoverer with 1og should be in its own oracle_home, It can’t share home with any other oracle_home like 8.0.6 or iAS .
Though it can be on same machine where your Apps Middle tier or Can be on separate Machine.
Limitation for Discoverer 9.0.4 & 10.1.2
Configuring Discoverer 9.0.4 or 10.1.2 is currently certified only with Apps 11.5.8 to 11.5.10
More on How to configure 10g Discoverer with Apps
Installation Document …
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