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PI85422: EXCEL EXPORT CONTAINS INVALID XML CHARACTER

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • The Customer has been experiencing an issue with invalid xml
    customers. When they run a report as Excel, it throws an invalid
    xml character error. When you then ask Excel to repair it, it
    removes the entire column where the character is found. I
    believe the error to be found from this bit of data xEFxBDxBF
    which generates into ï¿¿. Having appended this to an existing
    database I have, and testing this in Cognos 11.0.6 I find the
    same error in Excel and HTML. I tested in Cognos 10.2.2 as well,
    and whilst it runs for HTML it doesnt for Excel. My database
    server was SQL and the customers was oracle.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Users                                                    *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.1                       *
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Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI85422

  • Reported component name

    COG REPORT STUD

  • Reported component ID

    5724W12RS

  • Reported release

    B06

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-08-03

  • Closed date

    2018-11-23

  • Last modified date

    2018-11-23

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RB06 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence
Report Studio

Software version: B06

Reference #: PI85422

Modified date: 23 November 2018


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