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Using RTF Report Layout with ORDS Creates Unreadable PDF and Print URL Errors (Doc ID 1903644.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 3.2.0 and later
Oracle REST Data Services - Version 2.0 and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After defining an RTF Report Layout for an APEX report, the report cannot be rendered as a PDF.  The Inline display or Download of the printed report cannot be viewed in Adobe.  An error is raised.


The same errors are not produced when XSL-FO is used as the basis for the Report Layout.


 Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) was selected as the PDF printing solution.

Instance Administration -> Instance Settings -> Report Printing -> Print Server = "Oracle APEX Listener" (now called Oracle REST Data Services / ORDS).


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