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Location of XML Publisher (rtf,XDO) files on server

This article is for those who are looking for answer of following Questions.

• What is the location of rft files on Oracle sever.


• How to know the change history of XML publisher (BI Publisher) files.
• What is XDO_LOBS table and what type of information in this table.
• Where oracle stores XML Publisher files.

Oracle doesn’t store XML Publisher (XDO) (pdf, rtf, xml, xsl…etc) files in file system though it stores
in the XDO.XDO_LOBS table.
Table XDO.XDO_LOBS is used for storing locale (language and territory) sensitive binary and text files.
It is mainly used for storing language layout templates.

To find particular report and its history use following command

select *from XDO.XDO_LOBS where file_name = ‘File_Name’;

File_Data column contain all XML publisher files and you can download these files using TOAD.

XDO.XDO_LOBS Columns

Name Datatype Length Madatory

LOB_TYPE VARCHAR2 30 Yes

APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME VARCHAR2 50 Yes

LOB_CODE VARCHAR2 80 Yes

LANGUAGE 6 Yes

TERRITORY VARCHAR2 6 Yes

FILE_NAME VARCHAR2 120 Yes

XDO_FILE_TYPE VARCHAR2 30 Yes

FILE_STATUS VARCHAR2 1 Yes

FILE_CONTENT_TYPE VARCHAR2 120 Yes

FILE_DATA BLOB 4000


PROGRAM VARCHAR2 30

PROGRAM_TAG VARCHAR2 50

CREATED_BY NUMBER 15 Yes

CREATION_DATE DATE

LAST_UPDATED_BY NUMBER 15 Yes

LAST_UPDATE_DATE DATE Yes

LAST_UPDATE_LOGIN NUMBER 15 Yes