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3488081 - Specific dimension is not listed when trying to create a Link Dimensions feature in SAP Analyitcs Cloud (SAC)


  • Specific dimension is not listed when trying to create a Link Dimensions feature in a SAC story based on live data connection to Datasphere.
  • This was working before.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2024.8.16
  • SAP Datasphere 2024.11.1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login to SAC.
  2. Create a new ODE story based on live data connection to DS.
  3. Insert a chart/table.
  4. Try to create a Linked Dimensions between two DS datasets:
    • Tools - Linked Dimensions and select as models the datasets: DATASET1 and DATASET2
    • Search for the dimension [Test Dimension] => dimension is not present in the list.


The root cause of the issue is due to a logic flaw where a dimension has a hierarchy and an attribute/property which have the same id/name. In the case of the [Test Dimension] dimension there is an attribute named e.g. "TOTAL_HIER" as well as a level-based hierarchy named "TOTAL_HIER".


  • Workaround: changing the id/name of either the attribute or hierarchy would enable the dimension to show-up in the "Link Dimensions" dialog. 
  • The issue is fixed in a future** version of SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Please refer to maintenance document.

** in version 2024.08 (client side patch) for customers on a bi-weekly (fast track) release cycle.
** in Q3 for customers on a Quarterly release cycle (QRC).

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