Desformat=SPREADSHEET Prompts The User To 'Save As' Whereas PDF Does Not (Doc ID 2035717.1)

Last updated on JULY 28, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 11.1.2.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


Running a report in IE with rwservlet to desformat=spreadsheet/enhancedspreadsheet prompts the user to "Save As". The goal is to open in Excel but it does not open Excel for import. Desformat=PDF for the same report functions as expected and opens the report in the PDF reader.

URL:
http://hostname.domain:port/reports/rwservlet?report=report_name.rdf&destype=cache&desformat=spreadsheet&userid=scott/tiger@database

-or-

http://hostname.domain:port/reports/rwservlet?report=report_name.rdf&destype=cache&desformat=enhancedspreadsheet&userid=scott/tiger@database


In Internet Explorer, it displays:

 

Changes

 Using Internet Explorer later than v8 to open with MS Excel. 

Cause

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