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E-BI/XMLP: Opening A BI/XML Publisher Output File Throws Error: "The file you are trying to open, is in a different format than specified by the file extension." (Doc ID 1267445.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.48 and later
Generic (Platform Independent)


When opening a BI Publisher, (XML Publisher), report generated with an output format of Excel 2007, this error message is thrown:

"The file you are trying to open, [file name], is in a different format than specified by the file extension.
Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file.
Do you want to open the file now?"

This issue can be reproduced by these steps:
1. Login into PIA.
2. Navigate to PeopleTools > Process Scheduler > System Process Requests.
3. Create a new run control or select an existing one.
4. Run the "XRFWIN" XMLP report to output type of "File" and output format of "Excel". Enter the destination where you want the report to be created.
5. Open the newly generated XLS file from the location where it has been created. On the machine from where you open the XLS file, Office 2007 was installed.
6. The warning message will appear.


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