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2587169 - Cannot delete and / or expressions in Calculated Columns in ORD / Canvas Reports


If a calculated column has an if-then statement like "if A and B then C" or "if A or B then C", the and/or operator cannot be removed.


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite:

  • Online Report Designer / Advanced Reporting


Working as designed / system limitation


The delete function does not apply to and/or because the operators are not objects in the editor, like fields or tokens.  
If you try to drag them to the TRASH icon, that line and everything below it in the query will be deleted.

You would need to start the query over, or else use the TRASH icon on the expression and then rebuild everything below that point. 

The quickest workaround is to substitute for the contents of the expression.

- If you want to remove part of an 'and' expression, substitute "1 == 1" or another certain equality.
- If you want to remove part of an 'or' expression, substitute a duplicate of one of the other conditions.

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