2595455 - A-OLAP error when creating or opening an existing workspace when the "SAP Authentication" - "Entitlement Systems" user's password contains a '%' sign | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2595455 - A-OLAP error when creating or opening an existing workspace when the "SAP Authentication" - "Entitlement Systems" user's password contains a '%' sign

Symptom

  • A BI system is set up with at least one "Logical system name" in "SAP Authentication" - "Entitlement Systems".
  • The password of at least one of the the authentication users for one of the "Logical system names" has a '%' sign it it.
  • An A-OLAP workspace is created based on an OLAP connection that is connecting to a BW system.
  • When a new A-OLAP workspace is attempted to be created based on the BW OLAP connection, then an error is shown as follows:
    • If the OLAP connection uses pre-defined credentials, then the error "Failed to browse connections using resource [{0}]: a RuntimeException occurred : java.lang.IllegalArgumentException" is shown.
    • If the OLAP connection uses SSO, then the error "Logon failed. Invalid user name or password." is shown.

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Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform BI4.2 SP03 - Patch 5 (The customer was on this version, but I believe that the problem occurs in all versions of BI4.2 leading up to where the issue is fixed is affected)
  • Analysis for OLAP
  • SAP BW

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2

Keywords

AOLAP, A-OLAP, OLAP, Advanced Analysis for OLAP, BI, BIP, BOBJ, BOE, 4.2, 42, BI4.2, BI42, workspace, work space, MDAS, multidimensional analysis services, %, '%', percent, per cent, entitlement, system, systems, user name, password, passwords, authentication, authenticate, Failed to browse connections using resource [{0}]: a RuntimeException occurred : java.lang.IllegalArgumentException, IllegalArgumentException, Logon failed. Invalid user name or password, SAP Authentication, Entitlement Systems , KBA , BI-RA-AWB , Analysis, edition for OLAP (Web) , BI-BIP-AUT , Authentication, ActiveDirectory, LDAP, SSO, Vintela , Bug Filed

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