Passing special characters in Oracle BI EE

I saw a question on Oracle IT Toolbox the other day. A subject which I mentioned this earlier.

Passing special characters in Oracle BI EE is something you should avoid as much as possible. If you have to cope with these special characters, eg. in a GO-url, please refer to a site which handles HTML URL Encoding; http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/ref_urlencode.asp

If  you have a string with spaces, you could use the ‘REPLACE’-function to substitute the space with; ‘%20’. If necessary you could nest the ‘REPLACE’-function to also substitute ‘&’ with ‘%26’.

Something like; REPLACE(REPLACE(string, ‘ ‘, ‘%20’), ‘&’, ‘%26’)

Good Luck

Author: Daan Bakboord

I am an Oracle Big Data Analytics Consultant with great interest in anything closely related to the Oracle Big Data Analytics (OBIEE, BICS, OAC, Big Data, Data Integration, Data Visualization, Data Management, Data Architecture).

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