Error: "Database error 0x80004005: Node characteristic..." When Attempting to Use a Dimension Hierarchy

Published: 14 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 25 Sep 2017


When attempting to use a dimension hierarchy, the following error might occur: 
Database error 0x80004005: Node characteristic xxxx is not entered as hierarchy characteristic for xxxx. 


  • Tableau Desktop
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


Ensure that all the special SAP business content, such as date hierarchies, have been activated properly and characteristics have been assigned to the proper hierarchies.

Additional Information

If this error message persists, work with your SAP administrator to resolve a data modeling issue.
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