Using $ in userid password errors with: REP-0177, REP-0501: The Specified Database Cannot Be Connected.

(Doc ID 2363956.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 12.2.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


-- Environment
Product: Oracle Reports Developer
Version: 12.2.1.2.0
Platform: Linux x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise 7

-- Problem Statement
When using $ in the password for the database userid parameter, it errors.

$DOMAIN_HOME/reports/bin> ./rwclient.sh server=report_server_name report=report_name.rdf userid=$plusconnect@$param.world destype=file desformat=pdf batch=yes desname=/tmp/report_name.pdf

The problem is having a $ in the password and that is not correctly passed through the variable $plusconnect

-- Error(s)


-- What Works
From command-line through sqlplus, user can connect with this user/password and database.

Cause

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