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SAP Analytics Cloud import job lost when rebuilding model


I am currently making an analytic model in SAC that is linked to Succesfactors. I use the data in this model for several stories.

At the end of the month I want to refresh my import job in order to add the latest new data to my stories, allowing viewers to see the evolution month by month.

Succesfactors is relatively new for us and new fields are still being added in order to meet the needs of all countries in our company. Once a field has been created, I need to add it to my model. I thought I could rebuild my model > combine data > add a new querie. This works, as long as I have never refreshed my import job. Once I refreshed it to add a new month, I get an error when rebuilding the model and the import job is gone. The queries that I made for it are not even available in the pick list anymore when making a new model with existing queries. So far, I've been rebuilding all queries, the whole model and stories from scratch each time I have to add something new but this is incredibly time consuming and I can't imagine that this is how it's supposed to work. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Or do you have any workarounds?

I've tried the following already (didn't work):

- Removing all transactional data before rebuilding the model --> still get the error

- If I can't add to the old model, I was hoping I could make a new model and there would be a "start from model copy" option that would allow me to take over the import job and the dimensions that I added to the previous model. I don't find this option though. Does anyone know if this exists?

Thanks for the help!

Kind regards,


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  • Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 04:46 AM


    This is the fun part of SAC - once the model has been created you can rebuild the molded but what happens is that the model is brought back to its initial state. If you start with a blank model - the you go back to a blank model.
    this has been an issue for many years - sap comes with yet another concept with the data sets - but this is comes as a kind of useless state when released mid August

    On the model side - as I have understand it - SAP does nothing to improve the useless rebuild of a model. They rely on data sets

    So in your current situation - keep creating new models until you get it right and use that one for ever - as you cannot change it

    Go to the IR and vote for this solution
    currently we are at 80 votes - but I does think SAP does something about this - we can only hope. If everyone votes for this - and we hit 1000 votes then it could be taken seriously

    But we are currently 80 in you situation- so you are not alone

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