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2875546 - Subtracting a number with decimal cases from a variable being shown as incorrect formula


When using some formula like var x = z - 1.1;, SAC show an error in the code with the error message below:

  • Type mismatch: Cannot convert from "Unknown type" to "number".


SAP Analytics Cloud 2019.24.5 and before

Reproducing the Issue

Open any component onClick script part and write:

var x = 1.1;
x = x - 1; //no issues with subtracting integer

var y = 1.1;
y = y - 1.1; //a double/float is not identified as a number for some reason


A code issue.


In release 2020.01 the error warning will no more be triggered.

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See Also


subtraction, math, formula, sac, error, mathematic, strange, subtraction, adding, error, code, convert, unknown , KBA , LOD-ANA-AD , Analytics Designer , Bug Filed


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