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2432283 - Rows limits for csv and excel Report Exports


Are there limits to the rows, columns, or the amount of data when exporting Reports from SuccessFactors?


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  • There is no row limit for CSV* ( CSV reports (exceeding 1,048,576 rows) can be exported from SuccessFactors, however, please note that Microsoft Excel will limit the number of rows to 1,048,576.)
  • The XLS has row limit of 65536 and
  • XLSX has row limit of 1,048,576

These limitations are because of the way Microsoft Excel works and not from SuccessFactors : Excel specifications and limits

For more details on Ad Hoc reports: Adhoc Report Builder (Administration Guide)

Workaround : Adding filter will reduce the output and ensure that the amount of results is within the limitations.

Steps to add filters:

  1. Go to Analytics > Reporting > Adhoc Reporting > Edit
  2. Select Filter > add filter criteria ( eg. Filter by Division, Department, Location etc. )
  3. Save
  4. Run the report


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