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2088802 - Error - The header for column 1 is invalid in importing the Position Data File - Platform

Symptom

  • This article explains why you get the error "The header for column 1 is invalid in importing the Position Data File".
     
  • When I perform an import I get the following error message: The header for column 1 is invalid in importing the Position Data File.

Environment

  • BizX Platform

Resolution

  • Error: The header for column 1 is invalid, is commonly an issue with the format of your import file. The SuccessFactors Application generally requires all imports to be in .csv format. It is a common mistake for the file have been saved in some other format, such as excel .xls, xlsx.
     
  • Please check your file format and make sure to resave it as .csv.
     
  • Also make sure that the file does have the required header rows that it is looking for. You may want to perform an export of the file type to see what a properly formed header row should contain. 

Keywords

KBA , sf error messages platform , LOD-SF-PLT , Foundational Capabilities & Tools , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions