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2036945 - Error: "Unexpected error during the action 'getProperties'" occurs when trying to select a BW DataSource in a job - FIM


When creating or modifying a FIM job, attempting to select a Source or Target DataSource to connect to a BW system produces this error:

"Unexpected error during the action 'getProperties'"

In the detail section of the error the following additional information is recorded:

"Name or password is incorrect" and "RFC_ERROR_LOGIN_FAILURE"



  • SAP Financial Information Management 10.0 (all Service Packs and Patches)
  • SAP Data Services 4.0 SP3
  • SAP Business Warehouse 7.3


SAP Data Services 4.0 ; SAP Data Services 4.2 ; SAP Financial Information Management 10.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3


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