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PM84107: TABLE OF CONTENTS LINKS NOT WORKING IN EXCEL 2007 OUTPUT, WHEN PAGE NAMES HAVE SPECIAL CHARACTERS

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • A report with a table of contents is used. The table of contents
    has a reference to each report page. The page names include
    special characters like: (, ), : and '. The user runs this
    report in Excel 2007 format. ??# When opening the report result
    in MS Excel 2007/2010, this error message is shown:?"Excel found
    unreadable content in <filename>.xlsx Do you want to recover..."
    ?Excel was able to open the file by repairing or removing the
    unreadable content: "Removed Records: Named range from
    /xl/workbook.xml part (Workbook)"?=> The links including special
    characters are not working in MS Excel.??# It is not possible to
    open the report result in MS Excel 2003 with converter. Message:
    "The converter failed to open the file"
    

Local fix

  • Do not use special characters in the report page names or use ot
    her report output format.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Users                                                    *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 Refresh     *
    * Pack 1                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM84107

  • Reported component name

    COG VIEWER

  • Reported component ID

    5724W12CV

  • Reported release

    841

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-03-05

  • Closed date

    2013-06-11

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-11

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RA21 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 November 2022