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"Field does not exist in the Framework Manager model" running an "Import from Framework Manager" due to using ';' (semi-colon) as delimiter

Technote (troubleshooting)


User clicks "Transfer - External Data - Import from Framework Manager". User selects/chooses import specification. User clicks 'Run'.
After a short time (e.g. 2 seconds) an error appears.



Field does not exist in the Framework Manager model.


There are several possible causes for the same screen message.

  • TIP: For more examples, see separate IBM Technote #1470842.

This Technote specifically relates to the scenario where the cause is a code production (reference APAR PM71333) problem in Controller.
  • This defect is only triggered when the Cognos BI CSV delimiter ("RSVP.CSV.DELIMITER") is configured to not be the default (TAB), for example instead it is a semicolon (;)

Resolving the problem


Upgrade to Controller 10.1.1 FP1 (10.1.1671) or later.

Reconfigure RSVP.CSV.DELIMITER to be the default (TAB).

    For more information, refer to the Cognos BI Administration and Security Guide ("ug_cra.pdf"). For the sake of convenience, here is an extract (p667) from the 10.1.0 version:
      The field delimiter character used for CSV output.
      Enter one of the following:
      ● a single character
      If you enter more than one character, only the first character
      is used.
      TAB (tab)
      This is the default value.

Related information

1470842 - ** Troubleshooting ** Error 'Field does not e
APAR PM71333 - "Field does not exist in the Framework M
1616343 - Cognos Controller 10.1.1 FP1 now availabl

Document information

More support for: Cognos Controller

Software version: 10.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1608787

Modified date: 13 November 2012

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