Copying a Model

If you want to create a new model that's similar to an existing model, you can copy an existing model.


Private dimensions are copied with the model, while public dimensions are referenced from the copied model. Transaction data is copied in all public versions. Private versions are not copied.

A model can be copied if it satisfies these conditions:

  • The model is created in SAP Analytics Cloud version 2016.21 or later.

    To check the application version number, go to Start of the navigation path (Main Menu) Next navigation step System Next navigation step AboutEnd of the navigation path.

  • The model is not based on a BPC data source (either a basic model, or a model with write-back to BPC enabled).


  1. Select Start of the navigation path (Main Menu) Next navigation step  Browse Next navigation step  FilesEnd of the navigation path.
  2. Select the check box beside the model you want to copy.
    If the model can be copied, the copy icon is enabled.
  3. Select (Copy To).
  4. Enter a Name and, optionally, a Description.
  5. Select the Include Data check box if you want to include fact data in the copied model.
    If you clear the check box, only metadata and master data are copied.
  6. Select OK to create the copy.