XML Publisher Output Excel Using vlookup
(Doc ID 2378009.1)
Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2019
Applies to:BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 22.214.171.124.0 to 126.96.36.199.x [Release 11.1]
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On 188.8.131.52.0 version, Designing Layout Templates
After creating an XML report as per Oracle Standards, it creates Output File in Excel, however vlookups is not working. It returns #N/A as result
1- Opened / Create a Template vlookup_template.rtf
2- Add a field - e.g: "trx" field (Invoice Number column)
3- Add the following to the field in BIP Properties:
<fo:bidi-override direction="ltr" unicode-bidi="bidi-override"><?TRX_NUMBER?></fo:bidi-override>
4- Save Template.
5- In the BIP menu > Sample XML > choose <sample_data>.xml to have sample data loaded
6- Generate an Excel Report by clicking in the "Excel" icon in the BIP menu
7- In Excel now, perform a vlookup search
It shows #N/A as result
8- Now edit the field and removed the fo:bidi-override function:
Change to <?TRX_NUMBER?>
9- Save Template as vlookup_template_deletefunction.rtf
10- In the BIP menu > Sample XML > choose <sample_data>.xml to have sample data loaded
11- Generate an Excel Report by clicking in the "Excel" icon in the BIP menu
12- In Excel now, perform the same steps to use vlookup
It still shows #N/A as result
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