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2666723 - Adhoc report is not running online, error HTTP Status 500 is received - Adhoc report


Running an adhoc report online gives an error "HTTP Status 500 – Internal Server Error", but in preview it works correctly.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics
  • Adhoc reporting

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go into adhoc reporting;
  2. Create a report;
  3. Save the name of the report with "%";
  4. On the preview the report works correctly, but when running online the following error appears.



This is caused because there is a "%" on the name of the report. This behavior started occurring after the b1805 and could be due to a tomcat server upgrade done in b1805, but it was not confirmed yet.


  • There is an internal ticket opened with our engineering team, but there is no timetable for a solution.
  • As a possible solution it is possible to save the name of the report without "%" and the report will run correctly.


Adhoc report is not working - HTTP Status 500 – Internal Server Error - (AYT-19011) , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ADH , Adhoc Reports & Report Builder , LOD-SF-ANA , Analytics & Reporting (Ad Hoc, ORD) , Problem


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