SAP Knowledge Base Article - Preview

1998987 - Using a global variable as SAP transport file name does not work - SAP Data Services


  • A DS job containing an ABAP dataflow fails with the error: "The variable of the file reader is empty. Initialize the variable to a valid value."
  • The SAP transport file name is defined using a global variable.



  • SAP Data Services 4.2 SP 1


SAP Data Services 4.2


DI , DSXI , DS XI , BODI , BODS , KBA , EIM-DS-SAP , SAP Interfaces , Problem

About this page

This is a preview of a SAP Knowledge Base Article. Click more to access the full version on SAP for Me (Login required).

Search for additional results

Visit SAP Support Portal's SAP Notes and KBA Search.