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2773741 - Pop up appears after duplicating Report Table Report


After a table report is duplicated the message "As part of a one-time report validation, some of your column references might have been updated to support back-end enhancement in the data set. However, your report has not changed. To verify, please review and save the report. " appears.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Report Table
  • Report Canvas - Detailed reporting query

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Reporting
  2. Find a Report Table and duplicate it
  3. The duplication will be successfull, however this message appears


The CDP team implemented a change to improve the performance of the underlying query by the changing the column reference to new column specific to the dataset pill. Please note that, there won’t be any difference in data or error while generating the report. Because of the change in column reference, the dataset pill is loaded empty while editing the report with old column reference.


When the report with old reference is edited, in the background we will change the old column reference with new one so that dataset pill will contain proper definition. Please note that, customer wont see any change in UI as only the column id reference has been changed in the background. This message will be shown to the end user to check their dataset pill definition once and save the report.

Once the report is saved, the same message will not pop up again when the same report is edited again.


Pop up message - duplicate report - development goal - objective management , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ADH , Adhoc Reports & Report Builder , LOD-SF-ANA-ORD , Online Report Designer , LOD-SF-ANA-RCT , Report Centre , Problem


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