Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


File type shows as unknown for report jobs

File type shows as unknown for report jobs

File type shows as unknown for report jobs


I have BusinessObjects Enterprise XI--Crystal Reports Server. I am setting up my reports as email attachments to either a file system or email destination. My jobs run successfully and I can see the format is pdf in the history. However, whether it is in the file system or email, there is no file extension on the file so the file type shows up as unknown and not a pdf.

Any help would be appreciated.


RE: File type shows as unknown for report jobs

When you set up the jobs, did you specify the file extension on the file name? If not, that's your problem. BO does not automatically put the file extension on exported files - you have to explicitly tell it to.


A computer only does what you actually told it to do - not what you thought you told it to do.

RE: File type shows as unknown for report jobs


Thanks! I knew it was something easy. I must have missed that when I was comparing my settings in my older version of BOE.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close