Oracle XML Publisher Release 12 Known Issues

Last revised: March 15, 2007

See Change Record

This document provides information about known issues with Oracle XML Publisher in base Release 12, and possible workarounds for those issues.

The information provided below applies to all Oracle XML Publisher customers who are installing, or upgrading to, the initial Oracle Applications base Release 12. Use this document with Oracle Applications Documentation Resources, Release 12.

This document may be updated frequently. Always check Oracle MetaLink for the current version of this Known Issues document (Note 404928.1 ), before you begin to install or upgrade your system.

The following table describes the known issues:

Date Known Issue Resolution Fixed In
January 24, 2007

PDF Form Processor Lacks Support for Repeatable Fields in Landscape Templates

If you design a PDF template with repeatable fields, the PDF output from the template will be correctly formatted in portrait mode. However, when the same report is created in landscape mode, the table headers are correct but the following occurs:

  • Repeating line information (that is, each data field in the iteration) rotates by 90 degrees.
  • The repeating lines spread across in a horizontal direction from right to left instead of top to bottom in a vertical direction.
This issue has no workaround. Fix not yet available.
January 24, 2007

Sorting Within a Nested For-Each-Group Fails with
EmptyStackException Error

You can sort a group of data values using the <?sort:element_name?> syntax. This syntax follows immediately after the for-each-group syntax. This sort syntax does not work when it is included under a nested for-each-group. If you include this sort syntax under a nested for-each-group, then you will notice an EmptyStackException error and the report output is not displayed.

This issue has no workaround. Fix not yet available.
January 24, 2007

PDF Encryption Limited to RC4 Algorithm

The RC4 algorithm is less secure than newer algorithms such as AES and is not recommend for use in new applications. However, the RC4 algorithm is the only supported encryption algorithm for Adobe Acrobat 6.0; and some systems based on RC4 are secure enough for practical use. Support for AES encryption for Adobe Acrobat 7.0 and later versions is planned for future releases of Oracle XML Publisher.

This issue has no workaround. Fix not yet available.
January 24, 2007

Rounding Issue When Adding Decimal Numbers

As Oracle XDK conforms to XSL standards for IEEE 754, you might encounter rounding issues when adding numbers that are decimals. For example, suppose you add 13683.80 and 516.39, using this syntax in Oracle BI Publisher:
<?13683.80 + 516.39?>
The value returned is 14200.189999999999 which is caused by a limitation based on the IEEE 754 Binary Floating-Point-Arithmetic.


To work around this issue, use the format-number function or the round syntax as shown here to obtain a return value of 14200.19:
<?format-number:(13683.80 + 516.39);'D99'?>
<?(round((13683.80 + 516.39)*100) div 100)?>

Fix not yet available.


Change Record

Date Description
Published document.

Added workaround to rounding issue.

Added workaround to page numbering in HTML and Excel outputs issue.

15-Mar-2007 Deleted issue: Templates with Page Numbering Cannot Hide Numbers in HTML or Excel Outputs


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