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2037601 - How to change location of DS_COMMON_DIR for SAP Data Services 4.1 and higher


  • In DS 4.1 and later versions, the system variable DS_COMMON_DIR is set to C:\ProgramData\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services
  • This causes logs, exported batch files, etc... to be created on drive C:\
  • Many customers do not want to fill up C:\
  • Changing the DS_COMMON_DIR system variable path alone breaks the DS Management Console and makes DS dysfunctional.



  • SAP Data Services 4.1
  • SAP Data Services 4.2


SAP Data Services 4.1 ; SAP Data Services 4.2


BODS , DS , log location, drive space , disk is full , KBA , EIM-DS , Data Services , EIM-DS-SVR , Administration/Server , How To

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