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URL Encoding in Dashboard passing "&" as part of of a value for Query String

I'm working on a summary report in Dashboard version, and have URL button that links to detail report in Webi. One of the parameter value we are passing contains "&".

The issue I have is that when we click on the URL link, the passed value gets truncated at the "&" sign in Webi.

As an example, the if value was "Bob&Mary", in the webi prompt, we only see "Bob". URL will show up


If I manually change the value from "Bob&Mary" to  "Bob%26Mary”, the  URL encoder changes it to %2226 as per ASCII Encoding Reference (% value is %25).

So my question is that why doesn't the encoder change & to %26 on its own?

Note, I've tested enabling/disabling  "Encode URL" option in the URL button property.

Encode URL For a URL Button, select this checkbox to encode special characters in the URL.

This option ensures that there are no invalid characters.

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    Jan 14, 2015 at 08:43 PM

    Hi Wes,

    "&" is a reserved keyword. Make use of the Ascii character instead and you should be able to pass the values.

    Hope this helps.



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    Mar 03, 2016 at 09:38 AM

    Hi Amit & Wes Desta!

    We have a similar problem, can you share few more details on how you resolved the issue please?

    my scenario:

    we have "/" in between customer name.

    eg:-   A/S.bobmary

    early revert highly appreciable..



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