Dimensions may Disappear with the error "No such column <dimension name>" When Refreshing a SAP BW Extract

Published: 21 Jun 2018
Last Modified Date: 21 Jun 2018


When creating the extract from SAP BW, all dimensions are correctly retrieved. When refreshing that extract, some dimension may disappear and the following error might occur: 

No such column <dimension name>

Additionally, you may notice that the affected dimensions are in hierarchies.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


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