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SAP DMS: Filename in different Languages


Requirement: Filename of the file to be uploaded in SAP DMS in language other than English. Eg. : German,Japanese etc

SAP gives the following error: "Error while checking in and storing file" - Message no. 26253

Do let me know if there is a solution.



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    Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Hi Vivek,

    I'm not totally sure if I understood your requirement correctly. For the first upload you want to have differnent filenames depending on the logon language? Because this will lead to problems because the system needs to find the file on your PC or the provided path for the upload. So if you modify the filename here the system will not be able to find the file and then raises the error message.

    From my point of view I also do not undertand the reason for such a requirement. Maybe you can explain the business scenario further and so we can find an alternative solution.

    Best regards,


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    • Former Member Christoph Hopf


      Thanks for your inputs.

      Our SAP Content server patch level is 9. I will update the content server patch level and confirm.

      SAP Note 1014581 - "Long compid - File name with non english characters" mentions updation of SAP content server patch level to latest as solution.



  • Posted on Nov 06, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    1. Either the Windows filename is too long - Make the filename shorter


    2. There are UTF16 characters in the Windows filename - replace the UTF-16 characters in the Windows filename with UTF-8 characters

    - example

    - Long Dash [ — ] (UTF-16) vs Short Dash [ - ] (UTF-8)

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