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Reports Scheduling Issue in BI 4.2 SP3 "File extension getting appended by default"

Mar 07, 2017 at 08:13 PM


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Hi Friends,

We have recently updated our BO version from 4.1 SP5 to 4.2 SP3. We observed the below issue for us atleast its having a major impact:

1. When scheduling any report, go to destination tab and try to specify some custom name instead of report name %SI_NAME% for example, reporttest.dat or .done

2. The expected output should be "reporttest.dat", instead we get as "reporttest.dat.pdf" --here the format is getting appended by default.

3. Many schedules in our environment are designed this way to use specific names as per the requirement of downstream systems waiting for specific files in some shared location.

I have tried to change the configuration in Adaptive job services... but %EXT% gets appened by default.

4. SAP support says, this behavior is by design. Is there no single user whose impact by this? Please help us if there is any work around.

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Joe Peters Jul 12, 2017 at 06:34 PM

Enough of us complained that they decided to reverse the decision -- "Add file extension" will be returned. See

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Former Member

Thank you for sharing this detail Joe.