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2327225 - Import Data Connections are not visible for other users in SAP Analytics Cloud


  • Import data connections created by a user are not visible for other users in SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Users having admin roles are also not able to see some import connections created by other users


  • SAP Analytics Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in with user "A".
  2. Create some Import Data Connection.
  3. Log off and then log in with another user "B".
    => The connections created before (with user "A") are not visible in Connections page.
    => Unable to se and select the connections to create model.


  • The created Import Data Connection has not been shared or doesn't support sharing.


  • Share the connection if the created connection is in the list of the connection types which support sharing:
    • SAP BW
    • SAP BPC
    • Google Drive
    • Google BigQuery
    • OData Services
    • SAP Cloud for Customer
    • SAP Business ByDesign Analytics
    • SAP SuccessFactors
    • SAP S/4 HANA
    • SQL
    • File Server
    • Note:
      • The connection types which support shareing may be updated so please refer the latest list from SAC Help.
      • Connections can be shared or unshared by the owner of the connection and any user with a role that includes a Manage permission on Connections
      • So besides conection owner, other user having the role above (like System Owner, BI Admin) could see them in Connections page to perform the Sharing activity, but couldn't see then when creating model without sharing access to the connection.

  • For all other connections which don't support connections, all of other users (including system owner, BI Admin, Admin) cannot see them in both Connections page (no requirement to do the sharing) and when creating model. So only the connection owner can create import job based on such connections to load data while other users could consume the most recent data in story/application.

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