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Pass input parameters of an ABAP CDS View to a BEx query / Transient provider

Jan 06, 2017 at 03:33 PM


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Hello experts,

I have created an ABAP CDS view with an input parameter and I want to pass the input parameter to a BEx query but I am facing a runtime error.

The view:


@AbapCatalog.sqlViewName: 'ZCDS1'

@AccessControl.authorizationCheck: #NOT_REQUIRED

@ClientDependent: false

@Analytics.query: true

@Analytics.hidden: false

@Analytics.dataCategory: #CUBE

@Analytics.dataExtraction.enabled: true




{..... // some fields selection here... // ....}

WHERE [TableName].Year = :p_year "

The view gets successfully activated. When I make a testrunin ADT in Eclipse it works properly with the selection screen.

However, in transaction rsrts_odp_dis, when I try to run the transient provider/bex query generated for this CDS view, I get the following error:

" The parser produced the error: "ZCDS1" is a database entity with parameters, but a "(" is missing after the name.

Error reading the data of InfoProvider 2CZCDS1"

The parameter is not displayed under Key part / Data part / Unit / Key figures:

The CDS view can be successfully consumed in BEx if I remove the input parameters.

This is on NetWeaver ABAP 7.40 SP16.

Thank you for your comments.

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3 Answers

Stefan Unnebrink
Jan 10, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Hi Georgi,

we don't support views which are a CUBE (@Analytics.dataCategory: #CUBE) and at the same time a query

@Analytics.query: true .

You should remove the later annotation @Analytics.query: true. Then you should get a proper transient InfoProvider. Notice that for each InfoProvider there exists a default query (query name in RSRT 2C<SQL-viewname>/!2C<SQL-viewname>.

You can test if you click "standard query" in TA RSRTS_ODP_DIS. If you need a more complex query, you have to define a separate query view.

But in principle parameters are supported on CUBE-level

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Georgi Aleksandrov Jan 10, 2017 at 02:10 PM

Hi Stefaan,

Thank you for the feedback. However, removing "@Analytics.query: true" did not solve the problem. I tested, as you suggest, in TA RSRTS_ODP_DIS as a standard query but I got the very same error message as from the post above. I tried both with and without buffer.

I tried removing all the Analytics annotations except "@Analytics.dataCategory: #CUBE" and it still fails the test with the same error text.

The view works fine if I remove the parameters part.

What could be the problem?


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Georgi Aleksandrov Jan 10, 2017 at 02:27 PM

Could it be because it is not on 7.5 SP4 or higher? I am running on 7.4 SP16

Based on this discussion:

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