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2431767 - Error: Invalid user name at line 2 when using special characters for User ID in SAP Analytics Cloud

Symptom

You are trying to import users to SAP Analytics Cloud using a CSV (Comma Separate Values) file.

When importing users you get the following error:

  • Invalid user name at line 2.

Environment

  • SAP Analytics Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

Try to upload a CSV file containing space characters in the User ID. For example:

USER_NAME,FIRST_NAME,LAST_NAME,DISPLAY_NAME,EMAIL
my user,Joe,Smith,Joe Smith,joe@mydomain.com

Cause

Your CSV file contains a User ID with invalid characters (not allowed).

Resolution

Verify that your list of User IDs contains only the allowed characters, according to the Product Documentation: Creating New Users.

Only the following characters are permitted: uppercase letters, digits, underscores, hash marks, and ampersands. Spaces are not allowed in the user ID. The maximum length is 127 characters.

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Keywords

user, username, uid, userid, user id, SAP Cloud for Planning, Cloud for Analytics, Cloud4Analytics, CloudforAnalytics, C4A, BOC,  BOBJcloud, BOCloud., BICloud, BO Cloud, SBOC , KBA , LOD-ANA , SAP Analytics Cloud , LOD-ANA-BI , SAP Analytics Cloud - Business Intelligence (BOC) , LOD-ANA-PL , SAP Analytics Cloud – Planning (BOC) , LOD-ANA-BR , SAP Analytics Cloud - Digital Boardroom , LOD-ANA-PR , SAP Analytics Cloud – Predictive (BOC) , Problem

Product

SAP Analytics Cloud 1.0