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2822844 - A newly created public dimension is only visible to the user who created the dimension in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


A newly created public dimension directly from the "Create" -> "Dimensions" option is only visible to the user who created the dimension until it is used in at least one model.

Creating a public dimension via model creation and making it public is visible to all users.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2019.15

Reproducing the Issue

From the main SAC menu choose the "Create", "Dimensions" option and create a new public dimension

Any other user will not be able to see the newly created public dimension, regardless of their rights


This issue was by desgin.

The old UI created dimensions directly before the model was saved to allow for example a data import. During this time the status of the dimension was set to 'new'. Such dimensions where only exposed to the owner.

As soon as the model was saved, the status was set to 'valid' and then the dimensions are visible to all users, having the appropriate permissions.

As the new UI creates dimensions during save and not upfront, this logic is no longer needed.


This behaviour will be changed in a future release.

Until then, the only workaround is to use the newly created dimension in at least one model.

This also explains why the dimension is visible if it is created through the model creation process and made public. Note that after saving a model using the new dimension you can then delete the model and the dimension will remain public.

Alternatively, if you search for the new dimension in the Global Search bar (the magnifying glass icon on the top menu next to the lightbulb) you should be able to see the dimension even without associating it with a model.

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