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1834621 - Unexpected error when removing variable from a Web Intelligence document if the variable name contains a character such as ampersand, double quotes or greater than sign (&, “, >)


  • Unexpected error is thrown when trying to remove a Web Intelligence variable that is referenced in another variable that contains special characters such as Ampersand(&), Double quote (") and Greater than (<) symbols:
    • An internal error occured while calling 'processVariable' API. (Error:ERR_WIS_30270)
  • If the parent variable does not contain special characters, the expected error is thrown:
    • The variable [Child Variable Name] cannot be deleted because it has dependant formulas or variables linked to: [Parent Variable Name]



  • SAP Business Intelligence 4
  • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • Web Intelligence


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


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