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Source type of ODS view not supported in CalcScenario


We have created a datasource with an ODP - ABAP CDS view and want to create an open ODS view (facts) based on this datasource.

All assignments to infoobject work fine, but upon activation we get the error

"Source type of ODS view <name of our ODS view> not supported in CalcScenario"

What is causing this problem and how can we fix this?

Many thanks in advance,


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    Dec 04, 2017 at 01:34 PM

    Hi Eddy.

    Please check info regarding the limitations in the note 2198480 - FAQ: BW Open ODS View - Query Execution:

    12: Consumption of CDS Views in Open ODS Views

    An ABAP CDS View is a semantically rich ABAP Repository Object. This ABAP object creates corresponding artifacts on the HANA Database. The deployment of ABAP CDS Views implies a number of limitations that usually prevents the correct usage of the database artifacts within the Open ODS View.

    • ABAP CDS Views with Parameters: ABAP CDS view that contain parameters are not created as SQL-Views, but as a table function in the HANA Database. Table functions can not be consumed by Open ODS Views, and are also not supported by HANA Smart Data Access.
    • Client-Dependent ABAP CDS Views with annotation "ClientHandling" have an additional session variable available called CDS_CLIENT. This CDS_CLIENT can currently not be set for a Database user, instead it is set by the ABAP SQL interface. The Open ODS View can therefore not read data from another ABAP Client, nor via HANA Smart Data Access from another system.

    To overcome the above mentioned limitations, it is recommended to consume remote CDS View with the dedicated BW Source System type ODP-CDS, which is available as of SAP BW 7.50 SP05. In addition, please apply SAP Note 2495379 in both the S/4 system as well as the target BW system.

    Kind regards,

    Andrey Farzatinov

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  • Dec 08, 2017 at 02:57 PM


    Thanks for pointing that out. We are indeed using parameters, but that is more imposed by the fact that filtering on current date is only possible for the moment via params (see also

    On the other hand, I don't fully understand what's said in the note. The CDS is on the same system but, despite that we are 'only' at SAP_BASIS level 750 SP03, resides already as a datasource in a ODP (ABAP) CDS view source system.

    Furthermore, note 2495379 can't be implemented according to SNOTE, without giving a clear reason. I guess we need to implement the prereq. notes first.



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