Oracle XML Publisher is a new Java-based product available within the technology stack of Oracle E-Business Suite. Utilizing a set of familiar desktop tools such as Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word, users can create and maintain their own report formats based on development delivered XML data extracts. Oracle XML Publisher then converts these documents to the XSL-FO format. Users can also obtain third party provided PDF forms, such as government tax forms, and merge XML data generated from Oracle E-Business Suite to fill the forms with the required data.
This Document explains the basic concepts.