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3037659 - Only ID can be searched in the set variable dialog in SAP Analytics Cloud


  • The story is based on a Live BW model with variables.
  • When opening this story or create a new story based on this Live BW model, it displays the dialog to set variables. Click the right side button to show the list of values of the variables. In the Select Member dialog, all ID, Description, ID and Description can be selected in Show Description drop down list. However, in the search drop down list, only ID can be selected.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2021.2

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a live BW model based on a special Bex / CDS view query has variables.
  2. Create a new story based on this model.
  3. Click the right side button for a variable to open the Select Member dialog.
  4. Notice that, in the search drop down list, only ID can be selected.


This issue is in the backend BW system.


In backend BW system, apply SAP NOTE 2696314 to fix the issue.

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