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2541093 - Error in embedded report: Value not Valid for Variable


You have embedded a report into a particular screen, for example the account, and you have done the appropriate mapping between a report field and a screen field. However when you open an account, you receive an error:

'Value not valid for variable XYZ' (where XYZ stands for the report field you have mapped).


  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work center Customers, view Accounts.
  2. Open an account.
  3. Go to the tab where you have embedded your report.

The report results in the above error message.


There are 2 possible causes.

Cause A) You have enabled a hierarchy on the respective report field. Once you have a hierarchy on a field, to use the selection, you would need to select the value from the value help (rather than entering it manually). When you do a mapping in an embedded report, the variable is not passed via the value help.

Cause B) The value help type of your report field which you have used for mapping is Use Context. This means that only values which actually appear in the report will be listed in the value help. If your embedded report does not contain any data for the respective account (in our example), this account is not listed in the value help and this error message will be shown.


Resolution for cause A) You can use the Filter instead of the Selection to map the fields between the embedded report and the customer screen. The steps to do so are:

  1. Go to the work center Customers, view Account.
  2. Open any account.
  3. Go into the Adaptation mode.
  4. Edit your embedded report.
    In the "Selection" tab, remove the mapping you have maintained, e.g. between Account (BP_UUID) and Account (*).
  5. Go to the Filter tab.
  6. Here, map the fields once again, e.g. Account (BP_UUID) and Account (*).
  7. Click on Apply.

Alternatively, you can also remove the hierarchy if you prefer to use the selection. To do so:

  1. Go to the Business Analytics work center, view Design Reports.
  2. Search for your report and click on Edit with > Report Wizard.
  3. Go to step 4.
  4. Search for the field you are mapping (e.g. Account) and set the hierarchy setting to No Hierarchy.
  5. Click on Finish.

Resolution for cause B) This is the current product design. You can make use of the following workaround:

When mapping screen fields to report fields, instead of using the selection fields (Selection tab), you can make use of the Filter tab to map the fields.

See Also

2277591 - Value Help Types: Use Context and Use Master Data


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