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2596721 - Document generated downloads with blank name and in CSV format


Document generated via downlaod option generates CSV file or a file with blank name.


Employee Central - Document Generation

Reproducing the Issue

Goto Admin Center > Generate document > Document download starts but downloads a blank named file or a file with non pdf/doc extension.


The source of the template might be modified leading to issues as our product uses HTML to PDF/DOC mechanism to generate correct documents.

Source is found here in template:



  • Please try creating a simple document template and see if it downloads correctly.
  • If Yes, then it's template issue. Create one more template from scratch to workaround this corrupted template.
  • If No, then might be environment issue which engineering needs to check. Kindly report an incident with SAP Cloud Product Support with component LOD-SF-EC-DOC.


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SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1711