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OBIEE 11g: File Does Not Begin With %pdf (Doc ID 2192628.1)

Last updated on APRIL 01, 2019

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Reporting and Publishing - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Analytics

When generating a BI Publisher report from a dashboard and after giving it parameters in the dashboard prompt, you see the following error:

"File does not begin with %pdf" error. XML is correct.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1a. Run an Analysis report from the Dashboard, that is using a BI Analysis data set,
and specifying Parameters, fails with "File does not begin with %pdf" error.

1b. The error refers to the xml data not getting generated.

2. Running the report online, using the sample data file as the data set, and using the 'View Report' function generates the output successfully
(meaning the layout template is good).


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