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2406057 - Unable to Export Ad Hoc Multi Dataset Reports in Excel with Correctly Named Dataset labels


When downloading Ad Hoc Multi Dataset Reports to Excel datasets are automatically renamed as “dataset1”, “dataset2” etc, instead of taking the names they have been given.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core
  • Ad Hoc Report
  • Analytics & Reporting

Reproducing the Issue

  •  Create a Multi Datset Ad Hoc report giving each individual dataset a name.

       Dataset name.PNG

  • Preview of Multidataset report

Dataset tap preview.png

  • Once this is completed download the output and open it in excel, we can see then see the dataset labels aren’t displaying the correct domain name but instead they are named as “dataset1”, “dataset2” etc

       dataset excel.PNG


Currently this is expected behavior of the product with Multi Dataset Ad Hoc Reports output in Exel changing to Datasets labels as “dataset1”, “dataset2” etc.


  • As a Workaround it is possible to rename these datasets labels in Excel by Right clicking the label ans select "Rename" 
  • Before renaming

       Output in excel.png

  • After renaming


Alternatively You can submit your enhancement request in the Idea Portal at . for improvements on this feature.


Adhoc, Multidatasets, Multi Dataset Export, dataset rename, dataset name , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ADH , Adhoc Reports & Report Builder , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1608