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2918153 - Unable to change sharing settings on Samples folder in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • Since version 2019.Q3, SAP Analytics Cloud introduced one feature called Edit the sharing settings for samples to allow Administrators change sharing settings on samples that are installed by default
  • However, only sharing setting of stories & models under Samples folder can be changed. It is impossible to change sharing settings of Samples folder self


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2020.2.19

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log on to SAC tenant with one user having Admin role.
  2. Browse to Files > System.
    => Samples folder cannot be selected to change sharing settings.
    => It is possible to change sharing settings on stories and models under Samples folder.


  • This is by-design.
  • Currently, users are not allowed to customize sharing options for the Samples folder.


Workaround: create sub folders in the Samples folder, which you can set specific sharing permissions for different users. And move those objects into these sub folders.

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