Report Name is Missing When creating Excel data adapter

Hi, has someone any idea of the following:

When creating a datasource from excel it says Report Design not Valid: 1. Report name is missing.

And I'm not able to use Excel.


raul.castro's picture
Joined: Aug 22 2017 - 11:08am
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5 Answers:

the error is quite self-explaining. It seems you have an empty "Report name" for your JRXML. Is it possible that for some reasons you deleted this property?
Try to edit the report name using the properties view.
This should fix the error.


mrabbi's picture
Joined: Oct 31 2011 - 9:20am
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Thanks mrabbi,

The report does have a name under "Report Name" property.

It happens immediately after selecting the Excel File.

Here is the first few rows of the exception: Report design not valid : 
     1. Report name is missing.
    at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperCompileManager.compile(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.TypedListener.handleEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.sendEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runDeferredEvents(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.readAndDispatch(
    at org.eclipse.jface.window.Window.runEventLoop(



raul.castro's picture
Joined: Aug 22 2017 - 11:08am
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Same problem here. I'm unable to import xls or xlsx file, even with a new project.

Kitof's picture
Joined: Nov 20 2017 - 12:07pm
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Hi there,  I have the same problem.'s picture
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I entered this as a bug.  I see this on both the Mac and Ubuntu.

[#10176] - Report Name is Missing When Creating Excel Data Adapter

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