SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2724979 - Column headers are missing when export to Excel from "Export Doc Contents" in Detail Document Search


  • Column headers missing when export to XLS from Export Doc Contents in Detail Document Search.
  • Column headers are missing in Detail Document Search when exporting to Microsoft Excel.


 Detail Document Search

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Home > Reporting > Switch To Classic View > Classic Reporting > Detail Document Search
  2. Select Detail Search Radio Button
  3. Document Name > Other > Select the PM Form Template
  4. Status: All (Except Draft and Deleted)
  5. Export File Format: Microsoft Excel
  6. Click on "Export Doc Contents" 
  7. Now go to Schedule Reports > Download the Output file > Open the "DocDetail.xls" file
  8. Column Headers are not present in the output file.


Workaround 1:

While Running the Detail Document Search > Export Option > Document Content Fields > Uncheck below 2 checkbox > and click on "Export Doc Contents" > Exported output file will have Column Headers.

  • Custom Field(s)
  • Custom Fields/Other Comments/Ratings

Workaround 2:

Select similar parameters for DDS export and select Export option as SuccessFactors v4e > Select Export Doc Content.
Please use the below KBA to convert this v4e file to XLS.


Detail Document Search, Column Headers, Missing, Column Heading Missing, Export Doc Content, Excel, XLS, Microsoft Excel, Custom Fields, Document Content Fields, DDS , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-VIE , List View, Spreadsheet & Classic reports , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core all versions