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R11i: SEPA Payment Format Ends With FILE DOES NOT BEGIN WITH '%PDF-%' (Doc ID 955203.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version to [Release 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to run a payment batch with the SEPA format, the job finishes with a warning status with no output file. The following error occurs:

File does not begin with '%PDF-%



Steps To Reproduce:

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

  1. Run a payment batch for electronic payments that are linked to documents with the payment format of SEPA
  2. The preliminary payment register shows the invoices selected for payment.
  3. The format job fails with a warning status
  4. The application produces no output and it displays a message in the log file that the job was unable to find the Output Post Processor (OPP) service to post-process the request.
  5. Formatting the payment batch will end the error File does not begin with '%PDF-%


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