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2644779 - Text output format cannot be changed in SAP Analytics Cloud


When using BW Live Data Connection, the text output format for a dimension (e.g: short, medium, long) cannot be changed in SAP Analytics Cloud.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2018
  • Business Warehouse
  • Live Data Connection

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAC. 
  2. Open a Story which is based on BW Live Data Connection. 
  3. In the designer pane the text output format cannot be changed for a dimension.


This is a limitation.


  • Text output format cannot be changed from SAC side. 
  • This feature is currently evaluated by development and product management.

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