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3221226 - Hierarchy drill down on lower nodes not possible in table based on BW live connection in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) & SAP Digital Boardroom


The following behavior occurs in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC):
  • Drilldown for a hierarchy is not possible
  • Drill down to level 3-5 not possible, although the drill is set to Level 5. Only level 1 and 2 is possible.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2022.8
  • BW live connection

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a story based on BW live connection.
  2. Create a table and include 5 level hierarchy.
  3. Right-click on the hierarchy.
  4. Select "Set drillstate"
  5. Observe that drill down to level 3-5 not possible, although the drill is set to Level 5. Only level 1 and 2 is possible.


The number of drill levels shown for BW systems is determined by a system setting called "Max BW drill level". In your system, this is currently set to 2. Because of this, only 2 levels are shown in the Set drillstate dialog.


To change this you can do the following:
1. Navigate to System --> Administration
2. Locate the setting "Max BW drill level" in the list
3. Click the "Edit" button (pen) to allow changes to the setting
4. Enter the desired number of drill levels to be displayed
5. Click the "Save" button (floppy disk) to save your changes
6. Refresh the page for the changes to take effect

NOTE: This change will take effect for all BW stories on the system.

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