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Error using < or > in my text on pdf output


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I'm using iReport to create a pdf file with text from my database.

I can't use the characters < or > in my text because it's interpreted as a HTML tag creating the following error:

"ERROR [sTDERR] [Fatal Error] :3:2: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup."

Is there anything i could do to fix this problem?!


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If you are using a textfield element inside of your report, you may use methods of the String class to find and replace these characters to allow them to display.

I had a similar problem, so I wrote a simple scriptlet to handle the case:



public String replaceChars(String s){

String replacedChars = "";

if (s.contains("<")){

replacedChars += s.replaceAll("<","<");


else if (s.contains(">")){

replacedChars += s.replaceAll(">', ">");

else if (s....)


return replacedChars;



The symbols '<' and '>' are html equivalents to < and >.

I know this solution is a little late, but hey, better late than never. :P Hope this helps...

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