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2256194 - Import Content Tool - Failed


  • Background Job shows 'Failed' Status.
  • Background job Error message: Unable to deploy the zip file for ***.Could not write to "sftp://***.[filetype]". Please check your settings

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Content > Import Content >
  2. Proceed through the tool and Schedule Job >
  3. An error will be seen directly after the job runs or in the Background Jobs tool.


  • The content .zip file content contains server scripting extension such as .php, .asp, and .jsp file extensions. iContent SFTP is preventing those extensions from being imported.
  • The total length of a specific file is over 255 characters long.


  1. Go to System Administration > Background Jobs >
  2. Search for the Title "Content Import" and access the job that failed >
  3. There will be large error that will specify the filename that needs to be updated. If the error does not provide enough information, go to System Administration > Configuration > System Configuration > Edit LMS_ADMIN > update reportStackTraceToUser=true and repeat the import >
  4. If the file is a server scripting extension, please work with the content developer to update the content >
  5. If the file is not a server scripting extension, then the file might be too long. Reference 2187183 for full SFTP guidelines. Please work with a content developer to update the file, shortening the overall name, and make sure it does not break the content >
  6. After reviewing the .zip file with your content vendor, import it again.

Note: SAP Support are not trained content developers and troubleshooting 3rd party content is outside of SAP Support scope.


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