Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:14 am Post subject: [Solved] BI4 - Excel to File System problem
BI4 SP04 on Redhat
We schedule a simple WebI report to a destination of File System, format Excel, leaving the default File Name option 'Use Automatically Generated File Name'. This produces myreport.xlsx. When I click on this in the file system, instead of opening the spreadsheet it opens a compressed zip file, which contains a bunch of folders and xml files. The file system is on our Linux server, we accesss the report via a browser url.
If I amend the file name to be myreport.xls it will open in Excel, but only after displaying a message the gist of which is that the file extension doesn't match the file type.
If I set the file name to be myreport.xlsx, rather than allowing the automatically generated name to achieve the same result it again opens a compressed zip file when we click on the link with the browser. _________________ cheers, Nick