Exporting a report that includes many variables to Excel causes SQL Exception "Unknown column 'sc_item_option.value' in 'field list'".

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Navigate to Reports > Create New.

  2. Select the Data table "Requested Item [sc_req_item]".

  3. Customize the columns by selecting Variables in the Columns Available.

  4. Click the + sign that appears above the < and > arrows.

  5. In the Catalog Items window, search for and select 'DG - Data Quality Issue Form'.

  6. Select and add all the variables for DG - Data Quality Issue Form (approximately 75 variables).


  7. Add a condition so fewer records are retrieved, for example, opened by 'Guest'.

  8. Run the report.

    The report runs successfully and the data is displayed correctly on the UI.

  9. Right-click on the header and select Export to Excel.

    The resulting Excel export contains only the headers and no data, and the following error is seen in the logs:

    "Syntax Error or Access Rule Violation detected by database (Unknown column 'sc_item_option.value' in 'field list')".


Create multiple reports rather than a single report so that fewer variables need to be exported.

Related Problem: PRB675410

Seen In

Fuji Patch 13
Fuji Patch 9 Hot Fix 1
Geneva Patch 4
Geneva Patch 5
Geneva Patch 6
Geneva Patch 6 Hot Fix 2
Geneva Patch 9
Helsinki Patch 3

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Last Updated:2018-04-26 01:37:47