2437586 - Error when selecting DataSet in Dashboards: "Selected Template is not valid. Please select another template"

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2437586 - Error when selecting DataSet in Dashboards: "Selected Template is not valid. Please select another template"

Symptom

  • When changing the selected DataSet filter when running a Dashboard, the message "Selected Template is not valid. Please select another template" is displayed upon clicking on the desired form template.
  • Compensation Planning domain is selected.

Environment

SAP SuccessFactors Reporting and Analytics
Dashboards 2.0

Cause

The configuration of the new template being selected is not compatible with the report definition.
In one case, some of the the drill down columns present in the report definition are invalid for the new template being selected.

Resolution

Check the tile definition and see if the drill down columns selected for the report is compatible with all datasets available. 
You can do this by going to People and DataSets pill and trying to change the specified dataset to another one.
If you get the prompt "Due to dataset change the tile has invalid columns...", it is most likely that the previous dataset has custom columns which are not configured in the new dataset being selected. 

If this is the case, customer might need to define or configure dedicated tiles to work with specific datasets.
So the next step would be to either change report definition to include or use only columns applicable to all datasets or to clearly indicate in the report name that the tile will only run for specific form templates.

Keywords

Compensation Planning dataset
Dashboards dataset
dataset templates
Dashboard tiles
Tile dataset , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-DSH , Dashboard and YouCalc , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions