Reports Execution Through rwclient Fails With Error REP-178 Even Though The Reports Server Is Found By "rwdiag -findall" (Doc ID 436465.1)

Last updated on JULY 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 11.1.2.2.0 [Release Oracle10g to 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.



Symptoms

The error :

REP-0178: Cannot connect to Reports Server 'repserver'.

is returned when using rwclient even if the reports server is found by rwdiag -findall

> rwdiag.sh -findall ; rwclient.sh server=repserver report=test destype=cache 

Broadcast mechanism used to locate servers 
------------------------------------------ 
Channel address = 228.5.6.7 
Channel port = 14021 

(1) Name = repserver : Type = server : Host = host.oracle.com 

REP-0178: Cannot connect to Reports Server 'repserver'. 

This problem may occurs with the Reports Servlet :

REP-51002: Bind to Reports Server repserver failed

or with Foms builtin RUN_REPORT_OBJECT :

FRM-41213: Unable to connect to the Report server repserver.

Cause

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