Special Character '&' in Seeded Financial Element Dimension Member Descriptions Cause Hang in Data Filters (Doc ID 2004547.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Enterprise Financial Performance Analytics - Version 6.1 and later
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure - Version 7.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI)
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA)
Oracle Financial Services Enterprise Financial Performance Analytics (EFPA/PFTBI) previously known as Oracle Financial Services Profitability Analytics

Symptoms

On OFSAA 8.0.0, editing the Data Filters for the EFPA Seeded Financial Elements with special characters '&' in their names causes the hourglass to spin.

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
There are a few seeded financial elements that have the ampersand in their names - for the complete list, run the following SQL:

select * from dim_financial_elements_tl where financial_elem_name like '%&%'

The issue with this is that when creating a data filter containing any of these members, the filter is allowed to be saved, but when I try to view or edit the filter, the hourglass keeps spinning and does not render the screen. When updating the description and removing the ampersand, the screen loaded successfully.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
Expect the Data Filter to open correctly without hourglass for seeded dimension members.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create a Data Filter with a Financial Element Dimension Member which has a & in the description.
2. Attempt to edit the Filter

Cause

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