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Changing Data Source Connections SAP BW – error: failed to instantiate data source

Issue: Changing connections from one System to another.

Possible Error message : failed to instantiate data source

Test case Example: You would like to change connections from a previously created Design Studio Application. Your connection was pointing to SAP BW Development and you would like to change the connection to a SAP BW Quality Assurance system.

Steps to resolve:

1) Open Design Studio

Open Design studio.jpg

2) Click on the previously created (I will open Test 4,  screenshot above)

Cancel log in prompts if necessary

3) Once opened, click on Data Sources (Circled in red in Screenshot below)

Click on Data Sources.jpg

4) Click and expand on Data binding (Circled in red,  Screenshot below)

Click on Data binding.jpg

5) Click on the square box (Circled in red and Arrow, Screenshot below)

Click on Connection and square box.jpg

Hope this helps.


Richard d’Abbadie

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  • Great tip.  We are experiencing this issue in porting a Design Studio application from the Netweaver connection to the BO connection (in order to use DS with mobility).

    Will the same change resolve it?