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1677636 - Java SDK: Error Formatting WebI Report as CSV in BI 4.0


In BI 4.0, CSV is now supported as a format type, but when the report runs, the job fails and returns:

Error Message: while trying to invoke the method of an object returned from



BI 4.0

The ability to format in CSV is new to BI 4.0, so it is not available in BOE XI R3.x.


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


java sdk enterprise webi web intelligence export format csv error fail , KBA , BI-DEV-JAV , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - Java , Problem

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