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 MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 4.2.1.00.08 and later
Oracle REST Data Services - Version 2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 4.2.1.00.08 version or above, Administration

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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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'



Cause

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