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3276363 - File extension was auto converted from .xlsm to .xlsx when uploading attachment


When trying to upload a .xlsm file, the file extension will be auto converted to .xlsx format.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to People Profile page > choose a portlet, for example a custom MDF portlet.
  2. Upload .xlsm attachment, it will be auto transfered to .xlsx extension file after completing the uploading.
  3. Download the extension converted file, it cannot be opened successfully due to invaild extension.


The reason for the file extension converting from .xlsm to .xlsx is due to the .xlsm file containing macros/ active content. As active content can contain potential malicious content, DMS does not support the .xlsm file. Due to this the extension being changed to an.xlsx file. 


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