Reports will render a report with all the fields filled up with System.Byte text if it's using a badly configured iSeries ODBC. The problem described will be similar to the below image.
The solution require the folowing steps:
1) Identify the iSieres ODBC that is being used to render the desired report.
2) Search for that ODBC inside ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe)
3) Edit the iSeries ODBC in question and open "Translation" tab
4) Check the "Convert binary data totext" checkbox
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