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1804372 - Error: “JCO_ERROR_ILLEGAL_STATE: JCo server is currently running. Current server state is DEAD” when test the BW JCO connection from IDT


  • Create the SAP JCo connection from Information Design Tool to connect to the InfoCube of Business Warehouse
  • After the connection was created, click the test button to check whether the connection is work. The following error display:

[Data Federator Driver] [Server]
[Connector 'testSourceConnectionxxxxxxxxxxxxx] An error occurred while trying to ping the server: (xxx) JCO_ERROR_ILLEGAL_STATE:
JCo server is currently running. Current server state is DEAD



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BI) 4x
  • Information Design Tool (IDT)
  • SAP Netweaver Business Warehouse (BW)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3


JCO_ERROR_ILLEGAL_STATE, BI 4.0, IDT, JCO error, DEAD, RSDRI_DF_CONFIGURE, Test connection error , KBA , BI-BIP-IDT , Information design tool , BI-BIP-SL , Semantic Layer , Problem

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