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2951112 - "The selected file is used by other files and cannot be deleted" error shows when delete some model in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • Error shows when delete some model although in related objects field it shows that this model is currently not used in any stories or processes
  • Error message: "The selected file is used by other files and cannot be deleted" and it also indicate the model is used by 1 private file


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2020.14.6

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAC
  2. Go to browser > files
  3. Find the problematic medel
  4. Try to delete it
  5. "The selected file is used by other files and cannot be deleted. Used in 1 private file" alert shows.


The model has been used in a task that was created in the calendar. The reference between the task and the model still exists.


Developer are currently working on a solution to better handle the references to calendar tasks and processes to prevent your issue in the future.

Please raise case to LOD-ANA-AUT to SAP before developer fixing the issue.

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