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Changing BI variable parameters


Once a variable has been created, the definition of some parameters (Processing By, Variable Represents and some others) can’t be modified within Bex Query Designer or IP Modeler.


This blog describes how to change some variable parameters after it has been created and saved.

Business scenario

Let us consider a scenario where we have a variable represented by single value, but according to some business process, we need this variable to be represented by multiply single value instead of single value.

As mentioned above it is not possible to modify some parameters within Bex Query Designer or IP Modeler after a variable has been saved.


SAP recommended way to solve this issue is to delete this variable and create a new one with suitable parameter.

But what should we do if this variable already has been used within 100 queries ?

In this case we can use not recommended, but proper way – change these parameters directly via RSZGLOBV table.


Go to TC SE16 -> Table RSZGLOBV and enter variable’s technical name in Variable Name (VNAM) field.

When a result has been retrieved (it should be 2 records for one variable – M and A versions) select A version and press Change button (F6).


In the next screen it is possible to change any parameter of variable. In our case we want to change Variable Represents (Select parameters in RSZGLOBV table) parameter.

Change the content of Select parameters (VPARSEL) field from P to M and save the changes.


Do the same for M version entry in RSZGLOBV table.

Now we need to generate all the queries that use this variable.

Go to TC RSRT – > Environment – > Gen. Queries Directly.


Type info provider technical name with the queries to be generated and press Execute (F8).


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Nice work...
      We come accross this scenarion many times , to change the variable , but as it does not allow to change..we have to create new variable..which leads in creation of many variable ....

      Nicely explain also.....

      Mayank 🙂

      Author's profile photo Yogesh Patil
      Yogesh Patil
      Thank you for sharing.. 🙂
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      really a good way to tackle such issues... keep posting..
      Author's profile photo Geafar Narcis
      Geafar Narcis
      We tried to change the type of a variable from M "Multiple Single Values" to S "Selection Option" in this way, but it did not work. When we try to genereate the queries we got the error "Variable ... does not exist or is incorrectly used". Any ideas how to solve this issue?
      Author's profile photo George Serfiotis
      George Serfiotis

      I had the same requirement and received he same error message during generation. Did you ever find a workaround or creating a new variable is the only solution?