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2769586 - "[Application Error]:Cannot read property 'getSystemDescription' of null" error appears in SAP Analytics Cloud


After creating a time dimension in the modeler, the corresponding Story displays the following error in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC):
"[Application Error]:Cannot read property 'getSystemDescription' of null"


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2019.4.8
  • Live Data Connection to SAP HANA

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAC.
  2. Open a model which is based on HANA Live Data Connection.
  3. Create a Time Dimension in the modeler.
  4. Open an existing story which is based on this model.
  5. Notice that the above mentioned error message appears.


This issue is currently under investigation by Development.


This issue is currently under investigation by Development.

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