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1761637 - BI 4 : Error Message "cannot drop here - the object is incompatible" in WRC trying to add an objects onto a table formed of multiple query objects


  • It is not possible to add to a block an objects coming from a query without getting the error "cannot drop here – the object is incompatible"


  • SAP Business Objects BI 4
  • WebIntelligence
  • Excel MS

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Launch Webi Rich Client and create a new document using an excel spreadsheet containing 3 sheets with various data.
  2. Select Sheet 1 from the excel spreadsheet
  3. Click Add Query
  4. Select Sheet 2
  5. Click Add Query
  6. Select Sheet 3 
  7. Click Run Queries.  And you should see 3 tables displayed
  8. In Data tab > Data > select Merge and merge 2 objects
  9. Arrange by Query View
  10. Select 1 object from Query 1, 1 object from Query 2 and the merge dimension
  11. drag the objects in the report
  12. You see a union of both data sets
  13. Try to drag another object from Query 2 in the block

->error message "cannot drop here - the object is incompatible" is showing



This has been logged as a product defect : Bug # ADAPT01662025


This issue is fixed in Patch 4.5 and Support Pack 06.


1662025, 01662025, WebI Rich Client , KBA , BI-RA-WBI , Web Intelligence , Bug Filed


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0