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2944621 - Wrong internal format when uploading or previewing data of a BW datasource


The BW system is connected via DB connect to an external database ORACLE. Previewing data in transaction RSDS for the appropriate datasource returns a wrong format.


  • wrong format for date field:
    date: 31.12.2100
    wrong date: -0.EC.31-D
  • decimal seperator is wrong:
    123.55 instead of 123,55

This kind of issue can also occur with two BW systems extracting from the same external data base connection.



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SAP NetWeaver all versions


KBA , BW-SYS-DB-ORA , BW ORACLE , BW-WHM-DST-DS , DataSource , BW-WHM-DST-DBC , DB Connect , Problem

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