SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2682091 - "Model was Manually Changed - Upload not Possible" when Uploading Report / Data Source / Dashboard


You are trying to upload an analytical object which you have downloaded from another system, however you receive the error message 'Model was manually changed - upload not possible'. However, the file was not changed.


  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to your source system, e.g. your test system.
  2. Go to the work center Business Analytics, view Common Tasks.
  3. Select the Download option.
  4. Select the object you would like to download, e.g. a report, and save it locally.
  5. Go to your target system, e.g. your production system.
  6. Go to the work center Business Analytics, view Common Tasks.
  7. Select the Upload option.
  8. Select the file that you have just downloaded and save.

You get the message 'Model was manually changed - upload not possible'.


Your source and target system are on different release versions. Test systems are upgraded before production systems, so your test system is likely on a higher release version than your prod system.


Downloading / uploading objects between different release versions is not recommended, since in certain scenarios it may result in inconsistencies. Please wait until your target system is on the same version as your source system.

If this report / data source is required urgently, please create it manually in your target system.


Report, Data Source, Analytics, upload download, common tasks, Upload, Download, release, version, versions , KBA , upgrade , AP-RC-ANA , C4C, ByD, Travel: Analytics Tools & Frameworks , Problem


SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer core applications all versions