Bug ID 702296: Importing the LocalDB csv file fails after editing with Microsoft Excel

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,

Fixed In:

Opened: Jan 17, 2018

Severity: 2-Critical


Using the Excel sheet to edit and save the LocalDB CSV breaks the Import functionality.


File saved using Excel Sheet cannot be used for Import


Admin Exports the LocalDB CSV file ( Access->Authentication->Local User DB->Users -> Export to CSV) Admin edits the file using Excel Sheet and saves it Admin Imports the CSV file


Dont use excel sheet to edit the file. Use a simple text editor (like Textpad , vim) to edit and save the file.

Fix Information

Now Microsoft Excel can be used to edit the APM LocalDB database file in CSV format.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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