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E-BIP/XMLP: The Submit Button Is Missing from the BI Publisher PDF Output (Doc ID 2816428.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2021

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.59 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to enable the Submit button on BI Publisher reports to allow developing PDF reports that can be edited and allow the changes to be saved in a database, the Submit button does not appear on the PDF report generated.

This Submit button is designed to be displayed only when opening the PDF output itself in Acrobat Reader, the Submit button is not displayed in the PDF template or any browser (i.e. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome etc.) if a user’s browser does not support Adobe Reader plug-ins.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Navigate to Reporting Tools > BI Publisher > Create BIP Report Definitions
2. Search by a report definition which is created by PDF Template
3. Go to Template tab
4. Select Preview button
5. The issue occurs in the PDF output generated
6. The Submit button is not visible.


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 Setting Up Submittable PDF Reports

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