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2034297 - Publication delivers documents without file extensions


  • Publication delivers documents with no file extensions


  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x (BI 4.x)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Crystal or WebIntelligence (Webi) publication
  2. Configure the Destination to BI Inbox, Email, FTP Server and/or File System
  3. Configure the File Name to Use Specific Name
  4. Add a placeholder such as %SI_USERFULLNAME%
  5. Schedule the publication
  6. The publication runs to success but the resulting documents do not have the file extension (for example .pdf)



  1. Select the "Add File Extenion" checkbox
  2. Ensure that .%EXT% is added to the Use Specific Name setting

See Also

2369625 - 'Add File Extension' option is missing for email schedule destination in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP3


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