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2975957 - How to replace a model in a story in SAP Analytics Cloud or SAP Digital Boardroom


  • [How to] Change / replace acquired model in story in SAP Analytics Cloud?
  • To change the model used by multiple charts in a story in one time?


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Import data connection

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new story based on import data connection.
  2. Add a chart or crosstab in the story.
  3. Select a model as the datasource of the chart or table.
  4. Save the story.


You can now replace any acquired model in your story with another acquired model. When you replace the model in your story, the configuration of all the widgets in your story is preserved. This means there is no need to rebuild your charts and tables.

See details in Product Update and on SAP Help Portal.

    1. Click and open the story.
    2. Click Edit.
    3. Choose Data on the top left of the UI. 

    4. Choose the drop down menu next to the model name.

      Change model 1.png
    5. Click the Edit Query button at the right side of the model name.
    6. Choose the model which is to replace the previous model.
    7. Warning message prompted and the model will be replaced.


      Enhancement request for the feature to be enabled for Live data connections:

      This article introduces details about feature enhancement: 2424376 - How to create an enhancement request for SAP Analytics Cloud?

Disclaimer: Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.


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