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3066883 - Invalid Character During Restricted Key Figure Creation

Symptom

You want to set fixed value selections, but is receiving the error message: "Value 'XYZ' (hex. 'StructureMember embedding Key Figure AAA') of characteristic @ABC contains invalid characters" (XYZ stands for any value, AAA stands for any Key Figure and @ABC stands for any characteristic).

Environment

SAP Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to the Business Analytics work center.
2. Go to the Design Key Figures work center view.
3. Search for the Key Figure AAA. Select it and click Edit.
4. On the second step, click Set Fixed Value selection button.
5. Try to add Value 'XYZ' (for example, Y^).
6. You'll see the error message "Value 'XYZ' (hex. 'StructureMember embedding Key Figure AAA') of characteristic @ABC contains invalid characters".

Cause

This issue happens because you are using an invalid character in restrictions, in other words, there are some characters that cannot be used per standard. The system only allows following characters:

!"%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?_0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Resolution

You should use only these options of characters: !"%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?_0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Keywords

Invalid, Character, Key figure. , KBA , structuremember embedding key figure , error key figure , fixed value selection , restricted key figure , AP-RC-ANA , C4C, ByD, Travel: Analytics Tools & Frameworks , How To

Product

SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer core applications all versions