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Audit Report (PDF) Fails with XDOException "XML-20201: (Fatal Error) Expected name instead of ." (Doc ID 2926511.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Payroll - Version 12.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This note provides a brief overview of Bug:35012728.


Problem Statement:

When attempting to run Audit Report (PDF) on the varchar2 data that contains special characters, following error occurs.

Exception occured inside processForm. oracle.apps.xdo.XDOException
Exception inside runProgramoracle.apps.xdo.XDOException java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)

at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.request.Run.main(
Caused by: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 108; columnNumber:
59; <Line 108, Column 59>: XML-20201: (Fatal Error) Expected name instead of .




Steps to Reproduce:
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

Sample steps:

  1.   Enable Audit on PER_ALL_PEOPLE_F varchar2 column (e.g. First Name, Last Name, Title..etc).
      * Reference Documentation to Set Up of Audit Trail in Oracle HRMS (<Note: 111786.1>)

  2.  Make a change on the field that contains special character (e.g. &).
  3.  Login as HRMS Manager responsibility.

  4.  Submit Audit Report (PDF).
     (N) Processes and Reports > Submit Processes and Reports > Single Request

  5.  Request "Audit Report (PDF)" fails with the error.



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