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2910173 - Error: You are not authorized to Create CUBE in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


The following error message occurs in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) when creating a model from live connection (SAP BPC embedded):

  • You are not authorized to Create CUBE.

From system > Monitor > Trace the following error message appears:

You are not authorized to Create CUBE.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2020.X.X

Reproducing the Issue

  1. From the ('') Main Menu, select '' Create  '' Model.
  2. Select Get data from a datasource > Live Data connection
  3. Choose a System Type
  4. Then select a specific live data Connection
  5. Select the Data Source.
  6. Enter the Name and Description for the new model that will be created, and click OK

The error message appears: You are not authorized to Create CUBE.


The user trying to create the model does not have Planning License.


Development team are working on hiding the entries: Create model & create connection (SAP BPC embedded) for users who only have BI authority.

BPC models are planning models so you need the Planning License for them.

In this help guide :

BPC does NOT figure among the features supported by License type for analytics models: for data connectivity section

However it does exist in this link:
for features supported by License Type for planning models
see: data connectivity section please.

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