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2870938 - Download/ Upload Relative Selection


You are trying to upload a report which contains relative selections into the system, but you could see these relative selections were not transferred.

If you are using transport management, you may encounter failed transport with the following error message:

Characteristic exit member $ABC is invalid


  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log on Source Tenant.
  2. Go to Business Analytics work center.
  3. Go to Common Tasks work center view.
  4. Select Download.
  5. Download concerned report file.
  6. Log on Target Tenant.
  7. Go to Business Analytics work center.
  8. Go to Common Tasks work center view.
  9. Upload downloaded report. 
  10. Go to Business Analytics work center.
  11. Go to Design Reports work center view. 
  12. Open concerned report. 
  13. You can see those relative selections are not present on report selections. 


This is the designed system behavior. The system currently does not support download and upload of relative selections.


Our development team has added it to Product Backlog in order to enhance this functionality in a future release. Note that we cannot make binding statements in regards to the scope of this development and when it will become available. If necessary, you may contact your SAP Consultant/Contact Person in order to find out about steps you can take to remain appraised of the development and deployment news about this inquiry.

In the meantime, you can remove the custom relative selection from the saved report selection. This way, the report can be uploaded / transported.

See Also

Work with Relative Selections


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