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2420588 - Error raised by Connection Server service for Input String in BusinessObjects Cloud when loading negative values into a model


  • "An error occurred in Connection Server service: For input string: "<number>-""  error appears when loading data from ERP infoset.
  • Problem occurs when creating new model or when importing data into the model.
  • The infoset contains a field with data type of "I: Integer number (4-byte integer with sign)" and also negative values defined in it.
  • Issue is not reproducible with the data type of "P: Packed Number".


  • SAP BusinessObjects Cloud 2016.24.3
  • Import Data Connection
  • SAP ERP 6.0 EHP 0

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create an infoset and define a field with "I: Integer number (4-byte integer with sign)"
  2. Make sure this field contains negative values, for example "1-"
  3. Create a model in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud based on that ERP query
  4. Error appears while loading the data:
    An error occurred in Connection Server service: For input string: "1-"


SAP ERP's version is not supported by the PAM for BusinessObjects Cloud.


Upgrade the ERP to the supported version or change the affected field's data type as "P: Packed Number".

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