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2948990 - Security message when exporting a model to a CSV file in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


The following message occurs in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) when exporting a model to a CSV file:

  • "One or more exported CSV files have cells that begin with the =, -, @, or + symbols, which can be a security concern (can trigger CSV Injection) when the files are opened in third-party software. Please make sure that the files are exported from a trusted source before opening them"



  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) All versions.
  • NEO and Cloud Foundry environments.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open a model that has a cell with the =, -, @, or + symbols.
  2. Go to "Data Management" > Export Jobs > Export Data > Export Model As File > Create new Schedule
  3. Choose the options and make sure to select a valid folder as destination.
  4. Click Export.
  5. The file is exported but you see a the mentioned message. 


The users are being informed of potential security risk (triggering CSV injection).


Users should ensure that the files are exported from a trusted source before opening them.

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