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APEX PDF Printing Using Oracle REST Data Services As Reporting Engine, The Special Characters Like < Display As "%26lt;" (Doc ID 1635952.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version to 4.2.4 [Release 4]
Oracle REST Data Services - Version 2.0.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version or above, Administration

APEX reporting displays encoding for special characters

Using APEX Listener(Oracle REST Data Services) as reporting engine and using the Oracle provided Generic Report Layout with PDF output format, if report query returns data with special characters, the data is displayed as encoded.

Example:  'a<b' would be displayed as 'a%26lt;b'


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