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2584650 - "Cannot read property 'newDimensionSorting' of null" error appears in SAP Analytics Cloud


When trying to use the "Explorer Mode" or "Data View" tab in a Story which is based on Live Data Connection to SAP BW, the following error message appears in SAP Analytics Cloud:
   "Cannot read property 'newDimensionSorting' of null"


  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Live Data Connection
  • SAP Business Warehouse

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAC.
  2. Create a Story based on Live Data Connection to SAP BW.
  3. Enable "Exploration Mode" in the Styling menu or use the "Data View" tab.
  4. Notice that the error message appears.


This is a product limitation. "Data View" or "Exploration Mode" are not yet supported.

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