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3089466 - Database Error


  • A database error occurred. The database error text is: "[Microsoft] [ODBC SQL Server Driver] [SQL Server] Statement(s) could not be prepared.. (Error: WIS 10901)" is shown when refreshing the lists of values in Web Intelligence.
  • The source database connection is on Microsoft SQL Server, however in Universe Design Tool the generic ODBC has set.
  • When changing the generic driver to the dedicated SQL Server one, there is no error message anymore in Web Intelligence Rich Client only in BI Launchpad.
  • The data can be seen in Universe Design Tool as well.
  • Purging the WebI report or restarting the BI servers doesn't help.



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 
  • Universe Design Tool
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • ODBC


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2


statements could not be prepared bi 4.2 webi launchpad sql server odbc , KBA , BI-RA-WBI , Web Intelligence , BI-BIP-SL , Semantic Layer , Problem

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