OBIEE 11g - Excel 2007 Export - Report Alignment Issue

(Doc ID 1956783.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2016

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.140715 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


 1) Create a simple analysis, for example, Brand and revenue. Optionally, add
 a graph (The issue is more apparent with a graph).

 2) Create a dashboard and add the same analysis four times to three different
 sections so that the layout is:

 +---------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |Column 1                                                             |
 | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
 | |Section 1                                                        | |
 | | +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | |
 | | |                         Analysis                            | | |
 | | +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | |
 | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
 |                                                                     |
 | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
 | |Section 2                                                        | |
 | | +----------------------------+ +------------------------------+ | |
 | | |         Analysis           | |         Analysis             | | |
 | | +----------------------------+ +------------------------------+ | |
 | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
 |                                                                     |
 | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
 | |Section 3                                                        | |
 | | +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | |
 | | |                         Analysis                            | | |
 | | +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | |
 | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
 +---------------------------------------------------------------------+


 3) Save and run the dashboard.
 See that the analyses in the first and third sections are centered with
 respect to the analyses in the second section.

 4) Print to PDF.
 See that the PDF output correctly matches the dashboard layout

 5) Export the page to Excel.
 See that the alignment in the excel file does not match the layout presented
 to the user. In particular, the analyses from the first and third sections
 are left aligned with respect to the analyses from the second section.

 (Note too that the alignment of the report with respect to the graph is off -
 but that is perhaps a separate issue as it is in the same analysis, and this
 bug should be specifically about the alignment of reports within the
 dashboard.)

Cause

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