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REP-0018 on search or compare reports

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Topic: REP-0018 on search or compare reports
Posted By: plugnplay
Subject: REP-0018 on search or compare reports
Date Posted: 16-May-2022 at 4:45am

We are quite new to FormsTool, using version V3.0 (build 350).

We keep obtaining 'REP-0003:Error loading <file> REP-0018:REX conversion failed!' when trying to compare reports. In search mode, it seems like only files that may match the pattern get this conversion error, as other reports only show "no hits".

I cannot find any clue in the logs as to why the conversions fail.
The same happens on every computer in the team.
Accordingly to" rel="nofollow - this post , we did try launching FormsTool in Admin mode but unfortunately the result is the same.

Any ideas on the matter?


Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 17-May-2022 at 5:21am

if possible I do a pre-scan (looking for the search string in the binary file), if i find something i load the report and do an indepth search to find and report the exact location. Those loading errors probably happen because your Oracle environment isn't setup properly? ... are you using Forms11g or 12c? Most likely you will need to call C:\Oracle\Middleware\asinst_1\config\reports\bin\reports.bat (paths need to be adjusted to where you have your Oracle Report installed) to set the correct environment variable before you start "FormsTool.exe" ... settings such as CA_GPREFS, TK, UI, UI_ICON, REPORTS_CLASSPATH, etc that are necessary to use any of the Oracle Report command line tool as well as report builder.


Posted By: plugnplay
Date Posted: 18-May-2022 at 5:54am

Many thanks, that was it Smile
I called reports.bat before launching FormsTool and now report conversions are working properly.
FYI we're using Forms 12c.
Thanks for your fast reply. 

Kind regards

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