Multi-byte report name is garbled when broadcast as file

Yellowfin FAQ shared this problem 56 days ago

I have a report with a multi-byte report name, however when I broadcast the report as PDF the filename is not correct and stops the file from opening unless I rename the file and file type.

Here is my report:


Here is how it looks when I broadcast to PDF or XLSX


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This issue occurs during the file creation stage and is based on how your Java install is handling the file creation. While this is not something that can be solved via Yellowfin code, it can be resolved via Java configuration easily.

Note: Modifying Java Parameters is dependent on your Yellowfin environment, please ensure you modify the correct file/service.

1. Please add the following parameter to your Java start-up options;

set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Dmail.mime.encodeparameters=false
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2. Restart Yellowfin for your changes to take affect.

If you need some extra guidance, please reach out to our Support Team via our community, we will be more than happy to help.