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3228336 - ID shown instead of description when displaying dimension members from live BW connection


Display of characteristics or dimension members show ID only even when Description is selected

Description may appear for some characteristics or dimensions but not others


SAP Analytics Cloud, all versions


Reproducing the Issue

  • Add a table based on a live data connection to a BW system
  • Add a dimension to the row or column definition
  • Set the display to "Description"
  • The table will still show ID only for the dimension members


The toggle "Respect text presentations that are defined at the BW Query level" is not set in System / Administration 


KBA , LOD-ANA-TAB , Table , LOD-ANA-DES , Story Design & Visualizations , Problem


SAP Analytics Cloud 1.0