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3099746 - Error in Report Transfer: Source Variable Not Valid for Report


When uploading a report to a system, you receive the following error:

Source variable not valid for report

This error can also appear in other scenarios, such as when trying to delete a report etc.


  • SAP Business byDesign
  • SAP Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log on to the source system.
  2. Go to the work center Business Analytics and the view Common Tasks.
  3. Go to Download and download the respective report on to your local drive.
  4. Log on to the target system.
  5. Go to the work center Business Analytics and the view Common Tasks.
  6. Go to Upload.
  7. Select the downloaded file and click Save.

You get the mentioned error.


The report you are transferring contains report navigations which are inconsistent. This can happen in various circumstances, for example when a report navigation is created first and some variables are transferred. However later, the report and the variables are edited.


Please edit the report navigations and adjust any inconsistencies.


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SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions