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HTML format of Export with Invalid Characters

Hi All,

Welcome back to this new blog, I would like to share a new learning of mine in this blog , where the user were see some funny characters while extracting reports to HTML format. Being a Basis resource this issue first sounded like an issue with some standard code to me and yes, it was indeed solved with an SAP note, like most of the other issues 😉

Going into further details, we recently had an SP upgrade performed in our landscape and post upgrade there was this strange issue where user see some HTML code in the final exported output if report from transaction GR55(Execute Report Group). I could not really find much help with this while looking for this error on internet ( need to brush up my Google search skills 😛 ) and decided to post this blog

Below are component levels on which I have faced this issue :

SAP_BASIS    701    0016

SAP_APPL    604    0016

Funny character like : < /TT> ; &n bsp;  < /TD> and ‘;’ (semicolon) at unwanted places do appear in this format. (Example screenshot below)

If you are facing this issue refer to below SAP notes and it could be helpful :

1000364 – Report Writer HTML export file not correct

979680 – RW: Exported HTML file incorrect

So lessons learned : add this step to your SP upgrade checklist to make sure that issue could be resolved immediately after the upgrade.

If you do have any such learning please do comment  🙂 and share the knowledge

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