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2089488 - Importing & Exporting Report Definitions (.sfr file) for Report Table


  • You have created a Report Table report in your instance and would like to export the report definition so that you can import it to another instance.
  • For example, there is a Report Table report in your Test/Preview instance and you'd like to copy it to the Production instance.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Report Center


  • You can export or import an Report Table among instances via the Export Report Definitions functionality and also upload the report definition .sfr file.
  • Such functionality allows saving the report file in the sfr format which is an extension file specifically for Table reports.
  • The file will include everything defined in the Table report, including BIRT templates & Datasets, so you can simply export the report definition from one instance (Source) and import it into the other (Target).

You can export/import the Report Definition as follows:

Report Centre

  1. To export the report. Go to Report Centre and select the desired report table from the list. In this example "ReportCentrePermission"
  2. From the Action Menu select the Export option


  3. Save the Report Definition in a suitable location on your computer. the file will be saved with the .sfr format
  4. To import the report: Go to Report Center and click on the Import button then enter the desired report name, choose the .sfr file via the browse & select Import



  5. The message Import Report Passed should then appear


  6. You should now be able to use the report in the instance as desired.

Note: The report will work only if the fields are configured in the target instance the same way as the source instance.


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