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2711395 - OData Query for Report Does Not Work for a Technical User


You created an OData query via the Build OData Queries in a Report. When you paste the URL, it results in the error message 'The request URL is not valid'.


  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Analytics work center, select the view Design Report.
  2. Search for your Report, Click Build OData Queries.
  3. Make the required selections and set filters if needed and click the Generate Data Query.
  4. Copy the link displayed in the OData Query box and paste it into a browser.
  5. Logon with a User.

The link will not work, it may result in the error message 'The request URL is not valid' or just return a blank page.


The user is technical user. Technical users (for example communication users) cannot be used for OData report access.


You need to use a business user to access this report in OData.

As a workaround you can also create a user with OData for Analytics authorization:

  • Create an employee or service agent (for service agents additionally request a user).
  • Assign the work center and work center view which contains the analytical report to the access rights of the employee or User.

See Also


OData, Report, OData Query for Report Does Not Work, the request URI is not valid, AP-RC-ANA, business analytics , KBA , requested url , AP-RC-ANA , C4C, ByD, Travel: Analytics Tools & Frameworks , Problem


SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer core applications all versions