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2293392 - 'Failed to connect to the OLAP source' when viewing a report based BICS connection in BI Launchpad


  • When viewing the report via BI Launchpad they get a "Failed to connect to OLAP source" message
  • The user is unable to create a new report with the OLAP connection
  • Even if the connection is remapped to the report the error persists



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BI) 4.x
  • SAP Business Warehouse (BW)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1


BI 4.1 OLAP Webi , KBA , BI-BIP-ADM , BI Servers, security, Crystal Reports in Launchpad , Problem

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