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3247180 - Report Center export not generating .XML file


When exporting a report through the Report Center, output file is generated in a generic format rather than .XML


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access the report center
  2. Try to download a report file definition through the option export
  3. Check the output file
  4. It gets generated with a generic file extension rather than .XML


This is commonly caused by the use of coma "," or the semi column ";" in the reports' names. Although many special characters are supported and names like "File(name)sample<SAP>SUpport-demo _"  could be used, the coma in particular will make the export fail for the .XML file.


To solve this it is only needed to remove any coma "," or semi column ";" from the reports' names. 


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