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2665000 - Additional characters being added at the end of the file name in Ad Hoc Reports


When saving or downloading a report in Excel, PDF or PPT, the system automatically adds additional text and characters to the report name.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics 
  • Ad Hoc Reports 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Home;
  2. Reporting;
  3. Try to export any Ad Hoc report as Excel;
  4. Notice that the report name gets additional text and characters:


When you export a report involving BIRT in Excel/PDF/PPT format, the output file name will get appended with the random number.


As these random numbers are appended by the BIRT framework, this is an expected behaviour.

As a possible solution, you can run the report offline.

However, we encourage you to submit an enhancement request to have this functionality considered within future development cycles – you can do this on our Customer Community Portal at Please follow the steps on KBA 2090228 for further information.

See Also

2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products


Additional text, characters, Ad Hoc, BIRT, Excel, Export , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA , Analytics & Reporting (Ad Hoc, ORD) , LOD-SF-ANA-ADH , Adhoc Reports & Report Builder , Problem


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