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2771408 - Searching BEx Query variable values by description for live BW models is not working in SAP Analytics Cloud


Searching BEx Query variable values by description for live BW models is not working in SAP Analytics Cloud.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2019.5.3
  • SAP Business Warehouse 7.4 Service Pack 17

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAP Analytics Cloud.
  2. Create a Story.
  3. Add a live BW model created from a BW Query which has a mandatory variable defined.
  4. Search for a variable value.
  5. Notice that all values returned.


The issue is caused by a defect in the product.


  • The issue is fixed in a future** version of SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Please refer to Service Level Agreements for SAP Cloud Services.

** in Wave 2019.12. for customers on Bi-Weekly release cycle.
** in Q3 for customers on Quarterly release cycle (QRC).


  1. Change the display from description to ID in the search window.
  2. Search for an ID.
  3. Change the display back from ID to description.
  4. Search by description.
  5. Notice that it is working fine.

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