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Automatic refresh of models with no datasource

Dear experts,

I am running into a situation that might be clear for you, but I am lost on that...

I am reviewing some models created by my customer, and from what I see the content of the models is "automatically refreshed" but I dont have any datasource in those models. The customer tells me the source of the data is an excel document updated from SAP By Design but I don't see any fileserver connection (it is not even activated in the administration of the SAC tenant) nor even any ByD or Odata connections...

I am trying to find out how this can be done, but no clue to get the details...

Any idea ?


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    Feb 06 at 03:28 PM

    Hi to all

    I think I figured it out. The connection is user dependant. So my user can not see all the connections....

    I have just tested on another tenant...

    I know I should not say that....but, not very obvious


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    • Hi Henry

      Even with an BI Admin and Admin Roles, I can't see that information. If you mean by Administrator role "system owner" no I am not...But I think this is an issue that with both Admin roles I can't see everything

      Will put that on the list to adjust



  • Feb 06 at 01:04 PM

    Thanks for your feedback guys! Here are screen shots of a model and other objects...No data source, so no schedule possible, but every 4 hours it is refreshed..

    As I just arrived, I don't know what was there before and thus I don't know the previous state of the connections...But there is no Connection

    There is nothing in the schedule status

    No Fileserver authorization :

    Any idea or I am too dumb ?

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    • Yes Tammy

      The weirdest thing is that the data changed from yesterday and I see in the refresh column that new entries appeared...The issue is that I can't figure out the source of data...


  • Feb 06 at 10:21 AM

    Hello PYG - maybe you could share some screen shot of the data integration side of the model?

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  • Feb 06 at 11:15 AM


    is this a change in behaviour? I mean, could you see these connections before, but now cannot? If this is a perceived regression or bug, then please contact Technical Support to raise a product issue.

    If this is a usability / how-to question, please do post up a screenshot to help guide us .

    regards, H

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    • Hi Henry,

      thanks for the feedback

      Honestly I on't know if this is a regression or not...I was not there before, so I don't have a clue on what was there or not..