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3355136 - Unable to comment cells from a calculated key figure


The button "Create/Edit Comment" is greyed out in Analysis for Office only when selecting a cell from a calculated key figure.


SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office

Reproducing the Issue

1. Open a query in BW Modeling Tools and create a calculated key figure

2. Open this query in Analysis for Office

3. Confirm the button "Create/Edit Comment" is disabled only for the calculated key figure


The key figure is missing a technical name.

According to Analysis for Office Documentation and SAP BW/4HANA Documentation, Document in the Document Store:

"To make it possible to add comments for calculated key figures, you have to assign a technical ID."


1. Open the query in BW Modeling Tools.

2. Select the key figure and Confirm the Technical Name is empty.

3. Insert a name on the field and save it.

4. Reopen AO and insert the query in a workbook

5. Confirm the comment button is enabled

See Also

KBA 3313925 - Documents can't be attached to any elements of query - BRAIN_DEV 156


KBA , BI-RA-AO-XLA , Excel Addin , BW4-AE-CORE-DOC , Document Services , Problem


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