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2313818 - BI 4.x: "A database error has occured" error appears when refreshing a WebI report based on an OLAP universe


  • Error message appears when refreshing an existing Web Intelligence report, or when creating a new one based on an OLAP universe.
    "The following database error occurred: A database error has occured. For information about this error, please refer to SAP Knowledge Base Article 2054721 on the SAP Support Portal. (IES 10901)(Error: INF )"

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  • Issue occurs since updating the BW version from 7.30 to 7.40
  • During the investigation we could narrow down the issue that it's related to a specific hierarchy object.
  • The following error message appears when creating a new WebI report using a BICS connection and adding the problematic hierarchy object:
    "BW System <SID> returned state 'DATA_ACCESS_PROBLEMS'. Message = Error while retrieving data: JCO_ERROR_SYSTEM_FAILURE: Inconsistency in the dictionary for the structure /BI0/OTHIER_NODE. (WIS 00000)"


  • The following short dump occurs when running the same BEx query in transaction RSRT: DDIC_TYPE_INCONSISTENCY
  • When checking the DDIC object in transaction SE11 using Utilities -> Runtime Object -> Recursive Check we can observe the following inconsistency:




  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x
  • SAP BW 7.40
  • Web Intelligence
  • OLAP universe


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4


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