Export To Excel Does Not Work Work In HTTPS Mode In IE Browser

(Doc ID 759244.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Portal - Version 10.1.4.2 to 10.1.4.2 [Release 10gR2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 23-Mar-2015

Symptoms

A procedure is created to create an Excel file and open it in a browser.  The procedure is the same as that described in this note:
<Note 561075.1>  Title: How To Programmatically Generate An Excel Sheet Report For Download From Portal

This procedure works as expected in both IE and Firefox browsers when using non-SSL mode.
When running in SSL mode, the procedure runs fine in Firefox but does not run successfully in IE version 6 or 7. The following message is seen in a popup ' Unable to access file ...'.

A similar problem is seen when trying to access an Excel file directly from OHS in IE. e.g. https://host:port/file1.xls

 

Cause

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