2349367 - Excel output format not sticking to 'xlsx' in report distributor

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2349367 - Excel output format not sticking to 'xlsx' in report distributor


The Microsoft Excel file format does not stick to XLSX, for distributions in the ORD report distributor.


SuccessFactors Online Report Distributor

Reproducing the Issue

  1. 1.Create a new distribution bundle and add items to it.
    Add Item > Add Excel table
  2. Choose the destination.
    FTP configuration / e-mail recipients might have to be added.
  3. Edit the bundle and change the 'Excel File Format' to 'xlsx' and click ok.
    The format sticks until we are in the same screen.
  4. Switch to a different screen in Analytics (Report Designer, detailed reporting, etc.,)
  5. Switch back to Report Distributor and edit the bundle under concern.
    The format would have reverted to xls.


The issue is just cosmetic and is confined to editing the bundle.
It is not with persisting the Excel Export setting, but when populating the selected setting in UI.
It always populates the default format (xls).

Once the output format is chosen as xlsx and scheduled, it will be respected.

A code change is being applied in the B1611 release to fix the cosmetic issue.

Bug fixed can be tracked via internal case #WFA-12664


ORD report distribution
Output format
XLSX , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA , Analytics & Reporting (Ad Hoc, ORD) , Bug Filed


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