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2466312 - "The query selection cannot be changed" error message appears in SAP Analytics Cloud


  • When trying to change the selection of the query in the "Schedule Status > Edit Query" tab the following error message appears in SAP Analytics Cloud: 
      "The query selection cannot be changed. Only filters can be added, removed, or changed."


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 
  • Any supported datasource to import data to models such as SAP Universe, SAP BW, etc.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAP Analytics Cloud.
  2. Select Main menu > Browse Models.  
  3. Select "View more" on the column datasource in the model.
  4. In the last updated section select Edit Import Settings. 
  5. Click on Edit Query.
  6. Open the existing query and try to add a dimension or measure that didn't exist before.
  7. Notice that the error message appears: The query selection cannot be changed. Only filters can be added, removed, or changed.



  • You can't add or remove dimensions or measures. However, you can use dimensions as filters in the query.

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