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2878464 - Downloading Report Jobs with special characters in Report Name using Firefox browser results in additional characters in output filename


Downloading the report output file that contains special characters (e.g. #, _ , chinese language, etc) via Firefox browser results in additional characters in output filename.

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SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite

  • Analytics & Reporting(Ad Hoc, YouCalc, ORD)
    • Report Center

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon into instance using Firefox Browser
  2. Click Reporting
  3. Run any Report offline which has special characters in its name
  4. Download in any format
  5. When we try to download the report output from View Schedules -> My Jobs section, We can see a pop up window with file name which has some additional characters in place of special characters.


    6. In the file which we download in the place of file name we can see some additional characters


Engineering team is investigating the issue.

Internal ticket number (for reference and can be access by SAP employees only): AYT-27517

Interim Workaround:
Use other browsers like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer


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