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3128880 - Cannot copy widgets between stories using DS Live connection in SAC


When trying to copy a widget from one story to another, the following error is received upon pasting it:

"Some widgets can't be pasted because they use private models from another story SAC"


  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • SAP Datasphere (DS)
  • Live Connection

Reproducing the Issue

  • Open stories called "Source" and "Target".
  • Copy the widget from "Source" to "Target".
  • See the warning message appear at the bottom of the screen and the widget is not being copied over to "Target" story.


  • DS data source can only be consumed directly within a story in SAC, as there is no model present in SAC for the data source on the DS Live. connection. Therefore, all DS models used in SAC for stories, are considered as private ones. 
  • Based on that, it is expected that widgets based on DS data source can't be copied and pasted to a different story.


  • Currently it's a by-design workflow. Widget can't be copied over from one story to another, instead, those have to be recreated.
  • Information on if and when those features may be supported you can find on the roadmap.
  • Please refer to the corresponding note to see other limitations regarding SAP Datasphere Live Data Connection in SAP Analytics Cloud.


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