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Double Hyphen (--) Is Not Supported In E-Text Template In BI Publisher (Doc ID 2428171.1)

Last updated on APRIL 15, 2020

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3 version, Designing Layout Templates

Double Hyphen (--) is not supported in e-Text template in BI/XML Publisher.
Requirement is to generate payment file output containing hyphens (-) in the header part. But the Oracle BI Publisher Template Viewer throws the error - XML-20211: (Fatal Error) '--' is not allowed in comments and does not generate the output.


ERROR
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XML-20211: (Fatal Error) '--' is not allowed in comments.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create a BI Publisher RTF template
2. Add hyphens (-------) in the header
3. Observe the reported error

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot generate payment file output containing hyphens (--) in the header part

Cause

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