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2783976 - You get the message "Model activation failed" when activating a Machine Learning Model


You had the Machine Learning activated on your system. However, when you create a model and try to activate it, you get the message "Model activation failed".


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Reproducing the Issue

Pre-requirement: You first need to open an incident requesting to have the Machine Learning activated in your system.

  1. Go to the Administration work center.
  2. Go to the Prediction Services view.
  3. Click Model Setup.
  4. Select your Machine Learning scenario.
  5. Click Add Model.
  6. Click Activate.
    RESULT: You get a message "Model activation failed".


This message can be triggered for different reasons. Two options are:

  1. Only one model can be active at any time. If you already have another model active, you need to deactivate one to activate the other.
  2. If you only have one model active: The criteria for activating a model is that the "Predictive Power" is more than 50% AND the "Prediction Confidence" more than 95%. You can check these parameters by clicking "Performance".



The most probable cause for your Predictive Power being lower than 50% is the data quality. You can get an idea about the data quality while training the model. You can also get a glimpse of the data quality by looking at the Readiness Report.


It is not possible to manually change/increase either of these two features ("Predictive Power" and "Prediction Confidence").

See Also

  • Administrator Guide - Machine Learning
  • 2643651 - Readiness Check Not Available For Machine Learning Scenarios
  • 2772877 - Machine Learning: Readiness check failure
  • 2659267 - Some Opportunities are not Scored by Machine Learning


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