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2571847 - Error Message: "File Upload Error" When Uploading File Using Mass Data Maintenance


You receive the below mentioned error while uploading a file using Mass Data Maintenance, using the link to Import Object XYZ,

"File Upload Error"

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Mass Data Maintenance work center
  2. Select the link to import XYZ (example: Customers)
  3. Choose the Source file
  4. Select Upload
  5. System throws the error


Commas(,) maintained in the file is misunderstood with the Comma Separated Values in the .CSV file and can cause this issue.

Note: Also it's a good practice to keep only the fileds/headers in the File which you want to update at the time of import/export and skip the rest.


1.  In the upload screen change the Text Qualifier field from double quotes(") to comma(,) and upload the file.


2.  Use the required fields and remove the unused fields in .CSV file


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