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3095888 - Error "Input has an invalid format" when entering a value with special characters in a variable in Analysis Office

Symptom

The error below occurs when trying to manually enter a value with special characters directly in a variable in Analysis Office (either in prompts of a query or in a planning sequence):

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Input "XYZ!" for <VARIABLE> has an invalid format 
(com.sap.ip.bi.bics.dataaccess.consumer.impl.base.RequestedObjects-InvalidFormat) 
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Note: "XYZ!" is just an example of a value with special character.


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Environment

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office

Product

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office all versions

Keywords

invalid, not allowed, input, planning, not able, special, character , KBA , BI-RA-AO-XLA , Excel Addin , Problem

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