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3383787 - Text Association on Dimension with language independent text not working consistently as expected


One of the following symptoms occur in the SAP Datasphere Analytic Model:

1. The Dimensions section in the Analytic Model Properties panel does not display T icon and tooltip text for all attributes that have Language Independent Text Association:

In the above case, the Product ID dimension should have a T icon, since it has a Language Independent Text Association as can be viewed in the dimension. 

2. In the Analytic Model, the association is used, T icon can be shown, suggesting text is available:

However, the text is not available in the preview of the Analytic Model (only ID is shown): 


SAP Datasphere


1. The attribute in the fact source is missing the @ObjectModel.foreignKey.association annotation.
2. The preview of the Analytic Model takes in consideration the annotation @ObjectModel.foreignKey.association. If the association is created before the text is configured, this annotation is lost, causing this preview behavior. 


Remove and add the association again. With that, the table editor will add the missing annotation and the Text indicator should appear for the affected dimension and the preview should also work. 

See Also

Create a Text Association
Creating an Analytic Model


text association, missing, incorrect behavior, AM, data preview, ID, description , KBA , DS-MD-AM , Analytic Model , Problem


SAP Datasphere all versions


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