SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

3082553 - Supportability of the .xlsm file format in objects and portlets


  • When uploading an .xlsm file to an MDF portlet/object (in Employee Profile), it results in an error:
  • “Excel cannot open the file because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and the file extension matches the format of the file’
  • Cannot upload an .xlsm file to an object


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata framework (MDF)
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


This is expected behavior. The .xlsm file type is not supported


Please convert the file to .xlsx before uploading


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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions