Unexpected Default File Extensions When Saving BI Publisher Reports (Doc ID 2195734.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.2.0.0 to 8.2.3.0 [Release 8.2]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.3 to 8.3.2.0 [Release 8.3]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 8.3 to 8.3.2.0 [Release 8.3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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When running a BI Publisher report in P6 Web and saving it to file as XLSX the extension set for the file in the save dialog is ".UNKNOWN".

When running a BI Publisher report in P6 Web and saving it to file as CSV the extension set for the file in the save dialog is ".TXT".

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Report to save and the extension type to be set accordingly.

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. In BI Publisher setup report that can be saved to file as XLSX or CSV.
2. Login to P6 Web and navigate to the Reports tab.
3. Right click the Report and click Run Report.
4. Set Format to XLSX (or CSV) and Delivery Type to File.
5. Select report parameters, then click Run.
6. Notice when the save report dialog opens the file extension is set as ".UNKNOWN" (CSV selection shows ".TXT").

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users has to manually type in the file extension required.

Changes

 

Cause

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