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E1: RDA: How to Print Media Object Text Attachment on a Report (Doc ID 629484.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2019

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 8.98 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables you to attach informational text to records in the database. Users can add text attachments to records from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne interactive applications. A popular use of text attachments is a brief description of items that are purchased and entered into the Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accounts Payable application. You can design reports to display the text attachments that are attached to records. This enables you to present in a report the same text attachments that are available in the interactive applications

This document details the steps to print Media Object TEXT attachment on a report created within the Report Design Aid (RDA).


This document is intended for the report developer who will be creating or modifying a report within Report Design Aid to print media object TEXT attachment on a report.  This document assumes the user has a high-level of knowledge with using the EnterpriseOne development tools.

Note: This document only applies to media object TEXT attachment. Printing media object FILE attachment (e.g. PDF, Word document, Excel spreadsheet, Image, etc..) within a UBE is NOT available


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In this Document
 1. Overview
 2. Determining the Appropriate Media Object Data Structure
 3. Setting up the Report to Print Text Attachments
 4. How to ensure the media object text is not truncated on the report when it is retrieved using Media Object API (e.g. jdeGTGet_GenericText, GetGenericTextName)  in custom business function
 5. Known Issues with Printing Text Attachments on a Report
 5.1 Special Character is not Interpreted Correctly in Reports when Taken from a Media Object Text Attachment
 5.2 Issue with Blank Lines Printing between Text Lines after an Upgrade
 5.3 Issue with Printing a Text Attachment with Bullets after an Upgrade
 5.4 When printing media object text on a report run on the server, the RTF characters proceeding the text are also getting printed on the PDF output.
 5.5 Media Object Text has Unknown Characters at the End of the Text in Report Output with Release Xe/ERP 8
 5.6 Use of Media Object attachments in BI Publisher reports
 5.7 Blank Line is Printed in the Report if the Media Object Attachment was Entered in HTML Editor using IE
 5.8 HTML Code for Space Character ( )Prints in Report if Media Object Attachment is Entered in HTML Editor using Google Chrome
 5.9 Firefox text attachments contain Line Breaks or Carriage Returns in Outbound Flat File Header and Detail Attachments

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