Reports 12c: FolderAccess Wildcard Does Not Work -- REP-177 & REP-56133 (Doc ID 2107541.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 12.2.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


In Oracle Reports 12c v. 12.2.1.0.0, when using the folderAccess, the wildcard (*) does not work.

 

See 12c Documentation :

https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1221/formsandreports/use-reports/pbr_conf002.htm#sthref310


Steps to Reproduce: 

 

     Scenario 1:  

1. Configure report server to allow writing to any directory by adding *:

<folderAccess>
     <write>*</write>
</folderAccess>


2. Run any report with desname=<output location> desformat=file.


3. It fails with the exception: 


REP-177: An error occurred while running in a remote server. An internal error occurred
REP-56133: Access is denied to write to the specific location

 



     Other Scenarios :

 

The following configuration works for "read" but not for "write" :


e.g.


<read>*</read> works - Can read any folder
<write>*</write> does not work
<write> </write> does not allow reports server to start
<write>c:\*</write> does not work

 

Changes

 New install of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c v. 12.2.1.0.0

Cause

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