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2685942 - Cannot add a new member in a public dimension - SAC


  • You import data into a public dimension. After that, when you try to add a new member into this public dimension, a blank error message bar appears.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2018.14.2

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in to SAC.
  2. Browse -> Dimensions.
  3. Go to Public dimensions ribbon and enter the member list page of the public dimension.
  4. Add a new member.
  5. Click save button.


This issue is caused by adding a new member to the particular hierarchy.


Below can be used as a workaround.

  1. Click Browse > Dimensions
  2. Open the dimension
  3. Copy the members of the Hierarchy column
  4. Delete Hierarchy Column (click on header and then trash icon in the context menu)
  5. Save the dimension
  6. Insert a Parent-Child-Hierarchy
  7. Name the added Parent-Child-Hierarchy Hierarchy
  8. Paste the copied members of the Hierarchy column
  9. Save the dimension

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