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Neetha Jayakrishnan is currently working with L & T Infotech as SAP BI Consultant

She have experience of over 3 Years on SAP Business Intelligence ( BW 3.5, BI 7.0 & BI 7.3) in Production Support and in BW Implementation Projects. She has also worked on SAP Technologies like Xcelsius, ABAP and various Versions of BI.


This document explains the  Fix as well the SAP Note for Load failures due to Conversion Error in BW.


Loads which are happening from Application Server ( mostly Flat File) fails due to Error RSDS_CONVERT_NUMBER Error .


Reason for this failure is due to Fields at the Datasource level failing during Conversion .

The Runtime Error for this is displayed as below :

Before Proceeding to below Steps make sure the Application Server from which you are loading and the Code page at the Infopackage level are same.

If that is not, then also you will get the above Error . So, ensure that is same .

You can also check Transaction " SCP " to check if the character code which we are using at the IP level supports the format in which we are trying to load.

If all the above are checked and if still we are getting the Error as a Fix you may change the Conversion Format for the Fields for which we have Issue at the Datasource level to " Internal " . Changing this option will atleast let you load the File if it is Urgent.

Apart from this also refer SAP Note 1698685 which talks about the Error in Function Module RSDS_CONVERT_NUMBER.

Implemeting this will correct the Error in Function Module whcih occurs due to that Issue.

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