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Generate PDF does not work with view with html


I am running Splunk 5.0.5 on a Windows 2008 R 2 server. When trying to generate a PDF from a view I get the following error:

'NoneType' object has no attribute 'strip'

In the python.log file I get the following error:

2013-11-04 14:29:40,457 CET INFO    pdfgen_endpoint:310 - pdf time-of-report=1383571780.46
2013-11-04 14:29:40,862 CET ERROR   __init__:173 - 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'strip'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "E:\Apps\Splunk\Python-2.7\Lib\site-packages\splunk\rest\__init__.py", line 171, in dispatch
    methodOutput = method()
  File "E:\Apps\Splunk\etc\system\bin\pdfgen_endpoint.py", line 118, in handle_GET
    if not self._render():
  File "E:\Apps\Splunk\etc\system\bin\pdfgen_endpoint.py", line 152, in _render
  File "E:\Apps\Splunk\etc\system\bin\pdfgen_endpoint.py", line 406, in _startNextSearch
    if not view.dispatchSearch(overrideNowTime=self._now):
  File "E:\Apps\Splunk\Python-2.7\Lib\site-packages\splunk\pdf\pdfgen_views.py", line 76, in dispatchSearch
    searchJobObj = splunk.search.dispatch(pu.prepareInlineSearchCommand(searchCommand), sessionKey=self._sessionKey, **options)
  File "E:\Apps\Splunk\Python-2.7\Lib\site-packages\splunk\pdf\pdfgen_utils.py", line 104, in prepareInlineSearchCommand
    strippedSearchCommand = searchCommand.strip()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'strip'

If I remove the row with html text the PDF is generated, even if I just put in


the report does not work anymore. According to the documentation I should be able to add html to simple XML and still be able to generate a pdf. Can anyone help me with tis?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This is a known issue (SPL-75106). It is fixed in version 6.0, and will be fixed in a future 5.0.x maintenance release.


Have you by any chance found an answer/solution for this issue?

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