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2864008 - Rich Text Feature Missing in Reports


You would like to display rich text / formatted text in reporting, however the spectacles icon is missing and you cannot view the formatted text.

Alternatively, the icon may be there, but no formatted text is shown.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Analysis work center.
  2. Open a report.
  3. For the field where rich text was maintained, for example Notes, see that the icon to show rich text is missing.


  1. This feature is only supported for KUT or standard fields so far which were enabled for rich text, i.e. which are of type formatted text.
  2. Additionally, you need to enable the Show Extended Text feature to display rich text.


If required, please create a KUT  extension field of type formatted text and add this field to a data source and report. Here this feature is supported.

Please note that this feature cannot be supported with PDI fields as of now. You can register this on the Influence Forum if you require this feature for PDI fields.

To enable the extended text, you can follow the steps below

  1. Go to the Analysis work center.
  2. Open a report.
  3. Click the ... icon for more actions.
  4. Click Show Extended Text.
  5. Reopen the report.


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