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2408675 - REF_ERR in table cells using formulas in SAP Analytics Cloud


  • When using a dependent formula, changing a filter on data in a table results in REF_ERROR.
  • It is not possible to set a fix anchor to a cell.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a table on a story canvas and add a formula (EX: =A1+B1 in cell C1)
  2. Create a separate formula in a different the table using the previous formula cell as a value in the formula (EX: =C1/D1)
  3. Save and reopen the story.
  4. Change the filter on the data in the table (EX: Change date range filter in calculation of A1 data)
  5. Notice the table view on the cell with a formula reverts back to the text value box, and the calculation results in a REF_ERROR
  6. Examine the formula to see it has changed to =REF_ERR+REF_ERR


  • Applying filters in tables changes the references of the cells and the formula can't be calculated.


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  2. Follow up on it in order to get updates on when it is implemented.

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