SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2725843 - .odt file format supported for CVs and cover letters - Recruiting Management


  • Create a document using OpenOffice Writer and when you upload the document to Resume or Cover Letter Field you receive the following error message.
  • The file type of <FileName>.odt is not supported for CVs and cover letters.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Upload a file with the format .odt to resume or cover letter field.
  2. The following error message is received.

odt file error.jpg


The file format .odt is not supported.


Below are the list of supported format in recruiting.

  • DOCX

  • PDF

  • TXT

  • TIFF

  • JPG

  • BMP

  • GIF

Note: .zip and .rar files are not supported.

See Also

KBA: 2722938 - Attachments type supported in Recruiting


Supported Attachments, Image Attachments, Resume, Cover Letter, Open Office, Open Office Writer, .odt, File Formats, Not Supported , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CVM , CV Matching , How To


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