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2204150 - Characteristic Involved Data Source Not Available in Copied Reports


You would like to copy one of the audit reports (Balance Audit Trail, Accounts Payable - Balance Audit Trail, Accounts Receivable - Balance Audit Trail, Cash - Balance Audit Trail or Tax - Balance Audit Trail). You notice however that the characteristic Involved Data Source is not available in the report copy. Without this field, the report does not show meaningful data.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work center Business Analytics and select the view Design Reports.
  2. Search for an audit report, for example Balance Audit Trail and click on New > Report As Copy.

Here, in the first step, you will see the warning message Characteristic 0MDAV cannot be used. It is removed from the report.

If you move on to step 3, you see that the field Involved Data Source is not available in the list.


The field Involved Data Source is unfortunately not available for customization.


All audit reports are highly complex; for example they require a specific layout (ones that includes the Involved Data Source) to display the data properly. We would recommend not to customize them, but to use other financial reports / data sources instead.

See Also

Knowledge Base Article 2091664 - Report Accounts Payable - Balance Audit Trail Shows Wrong Value in Balance Company Currency .


0MDAV, Involved Data Source, custom data source, custom report, custom key figure. , KBA , AP-RC-ANA , C4C, ByD, Travel: Analytics Tools & Frameworks , AP-ACC , Business ByDesign: Financial Accounting , Product Enhancement


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