BI Publisher 11g : Format Of Percentage Fields Are Not Correctly Presented In BI Publisher Reports

(Doc ID 2375933.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2018

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 11.1.1.9.0 to 11.1.1.9.x [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 11.1.1.9.0 version, Designing Layout Templates

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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Field value is displayed as 2,356% instead of 23.56% on applying the Format Mask.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Field value should be 23.56%.

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. BI Report build from oracle 6i rdf file using rtf.
2. In the rtf layout select field (Data type: double), go to ‘Data Formatting’ and select -12% (Formatting Style: Microsoft / Formatting Mask: #,##0%) and click on Save button.
3. Generate report. Field value is displayed as 2,356% instead of 23.56%.
4. Click on Field properties and change the Formatting Mask to #,###.00%. Result now is 2,356.00%. This is impacting multiple fields. We tried Oracle format as well but couldn’t display as intended

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot get correct data in the Report.

Cause

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