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1420501 - Report parameters ignored when set by Java post processing code


Using Publication Extension Post Processing code attached to a report to change a parameter value and re-export the report.  The parameter is a "non-data" parameter, meaning the database does not have to be re-queried to get new data - it's used by the report to conditionally change formatting.

The exported report does not recognize the new value for the parameter and renders the same as before.


  • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2
  • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Write a Java jar file that implements IPublicationPostProcessingPlugin
  2. Get a report parameter and change its value
  3. ReportClientDocument.Save()
  4. ReportClientDocument.Close()
  5. When the report renders, the original value for the parameter will be used.


The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01319019. 

This is caused by a known issue where saving a report client document during post processing causes it to purge the parameter values. After setting the current value of a "non-data" parameter in a report with saved data, the formula referencing the parameter isn't re-evaluated.


Do not call ReportClientDocument.Save() after setting the parameters. Call Close() when done with it.

See Also

Note 1420593 - Error: "PubExtension threw an exception. (FBE60405)..."


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