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2445199 - Technical properties of a dimension disappear after refreshing the model with clean and replace option in SAP Analytics Cloud


  • Technical properties of a dimension disappear after refreshing the model.
  • The issue happens when using Refresh Schedule (Update model) refresh.jpg with Clean and Replace option.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2017.12.1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new import data model.
  2. Modify some technical properties of the accounts or the dimensions.
    • For Example: Enable data access control option and grant read and writa access to the desired user. 
  3. Save the changes.
  4. Select "Clean and Replace" update function.
  5. Click on "Update Model".
  6. After finishing, go back to the model and find that the previously changed technical properties have been vanished. 


  • The behavior is by design.


  • Create an Import Data job import.jpgfrom the same source and use it with "Clean and Replace" scheduling option.
  • The import scheduler will bring in the new data, while keeping the technical properties.

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