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SAP BW 7.4-Practical Guide (SAP Press)

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Don't just read about SAP BW - get your hands dirty with this updated, must-have guide. Tackle all of the common tasks you'll encounter when working with SAP BW, from creating objects, to extracting and transforming data, to mastering the BEx tools. Keep your skills sharp with information new to this edition, including updates for SAP BW 7.4 and BW on SAP HANA. And follow along with a comprehensive case study to cement your knowledge.

Detailed Steps for Working with SAP BWGet click-by-click instructions with guiding screenshots that will answer your questions and get you working in your own SAP BW system.

Supplements and Bonus MaterialFind helpful lists of transaction codes, SAP Notes, data for the case study, and sample code downloads.

Content New to this EditionComprehensive updates include information on planning with DSOs, query execution in BW on HANA, SAP Lumira, and so much more.
Highlights:

  • InfoObjects
  • Master data
  • DataStore objects
  • InfoCubes
  • InfoProviders
  • Data extraction
  • BEx Query Designer
  • BEx Web Application Designer
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Planning applications
  • SAP HANA

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    Specificații

    ISBN-13: 9781493211913
    ISBN-10: 1493211919
    Pagini: 852
    Dimensiuni: 182 x 236 x 58 mm
    Greutate: 1.71 kg
    Ediția: 3. Auflage
    Editura: Rheinwerk Verlag GmbH
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    Notă biografică

    Amol Palekar has worked on BI programs for various Fortune 500 companies. He is currently director of Analytics and Service Delivery at TekLink International Inc. Actively engaged in providing BI solution and architecture consulting services, he also leads the Application Management Services practice in TekLink and focuses on institutionalizing the global delivery model and processes for BI application development and support engagements. He is also a trainer, author, and regular speaker on the subject of BI. He is recognized for his popular and best-selling books: A Practical Guide to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 (1st ed., SAP PRESS), A Practical Guide to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 (2nd ed., SAP PRESS), and Supply Chain Analytics with SAP BW (Tata McGraw-Hill). You can reach him at amolpp@yahoo.com.

    Cuprins



    ... Acknowledgments ... 17



    ... Introduction ... 19



    1 ... The Business Scenario: ABCD Corp. ... 23



    1.1 ... Marketing Network ... 24

    1.2 ... The Sales and Billing Process ... 25

    1.3 ... Business Intelligence Requirements ... 28

    1.4 ... The Business Planning Scenario ... 29

    1.5 ... Summary ... 30



    2 ... Overview of SAP Business Warehouse ... 31



    2.1 ... Evolution of SAP BW ... 31

    2.2 ... SAP BW Layers ... 35

    2.3 ... Basic Navigation ... 41

    2.4 ... The Data Warehousing Workbench Functions ... 53

    2.5 ... Activation of SAP Business Content ... 55

    2.6 ... Implementation and Architecture Options ... 63

    2.7 ... Additional Resources ... 69

    2.8 ... Summary ... 70



    3 ... InfoObjects and Master Data ... 71



    3.1 ... Types of InfoObjects ... 72

    3.2 ... Creating an InfoArea ... 74

    3.3 ... Creating an InfoObject Catalog ... 76

    3.4 ... Creating a Custom Characteristic InfoObject ... 79

    3.5 ... Configuring a Characteristic InfoObject ... 82

    3.6 ... Creating a Key Figure InfoObject ... 103

    3.7 ... Configuring a Key Figure InfoObject ... 105

    3.8 ... Creating a Unit InfoObject ... 120

    3.9 ... Summary ... 122



    4 ... DataStore Objects ... 123



    4.1 ... Introduction to DSOs ... 123

    4.2 ... Architecture of the Standard DSO ... 127

    4.3 ... Designing a DSO ... 134

    4.4 ... Configuration of the Standard DSO ... 136

    4.5 ... Configuration of Write-Optimized DSOs ... 144

    4.6 ... Configuration of Direct-Update DSOs ... 146

    4.7 ... Usage Scenarios for DSOs ... 148

    4.8 ... Summary ... 149



    5 ... InfoCubes ... 151



    5.1 ... Modeling InfoCubes ... 152

    5.2 ... Types of InfoCubes ... 162

    5.3 ... Creating an InfoCube ... 166

    5.4 ... Provider-Specific Properties ... 186

    5.5 ... Summary ... 190



    6 ... InfoProviders ... 191



    6.1 ... MultiProviders ... 192

    6.2 ... InfoSets ... 208

    6.3 ... VirtualProviders ... 232

    6.4 ... Semantically Partitioned Objects (SPOs) ... 233

    6.5 ... HybridProvider ... 249

    6.6 ... Transient Providers ... 257

    6.7 ... Analytical Index ... 259

    6.8 ... CompositeProvider ... 259

    6.9 ... Open ODS View ... 267

    6.10 ... Summary ... 281



    7 ... Extraction, Transformation, and Loading ... 283



    7.1 ... Introduction to ETL ... 283

    7.2 ... Loading Master Data from a Flat File to an InfoObject ... 290

    7.3 ... Loading Transaction Data from a Flat File to a DSO ... 335

    7.4 ... Loading Data from a DSO to an InfoCube ... 354

    7.5 ... Query as DataSource ... 361

    7.6 ... Temporary Storage Areas and Error Stacks ... 364

    7.7 ... Graphical Modeling ... 372

    7.8 ... Special Topics for SAP HANA ... 383

    7.9 ... Summary ... 391



    8 ... Data Extraction from Source Systems ... 393



    8.1 ... Configuring an SAP Source System for Extraction ... 393

    8.2 ... Using SAP Business Content for Extraction: Logistics DataSources ... 395

    8.3 ... Using Generic DataSources for Extraction ... 400

    8.4 ... Data Extraction from Non-SAP Systems ... 413

    8.5 ... Introduction to Operational Data Provisioning/Operational Delta Queue ... 416

    8.6 ... SAP LT Replication Server for SAP BW ... 425

    8.7 ... Summary ... 426



    9 ... Creating Queries Using BEx Query Designer ... 427



    9.1 ... BEx Tools Landscape ... 428

    9.2 ... Introduction to BEx Query Designer ... 430

    9.3 ... Creating a Simple BEx Query ... 435

    9.4 ... Introduction to OLAP Variables ... 445

    9.5 ... Creating OLAP Variables Using the Variable Editor ... 450

    9.6 ... Creating Filters ... 463

    9.7 ... Creating Structures ... 467

    9.8 ... Creating Selections and Formulas ... 471

    9.9 ... Creating Key Figures ... 479

    9.10 ... Properties of Query Elements ... 483

    9.11 ... Creating Conditions ... 496

    9.12 ... Creating Exceptions ... 500

    9.13 ... Configuring Report-to-Report Interfaces ... 504

    9.14 ... Summary ... 508



    10 ... Reporting and Analysis Tools ... 511



    10.1 ... Running Queries in BEx Analyzer ... 512

    10.2 ... Performing Information Analysis in BEx Analyzer ... 519

    10.3 ... Local Properties and Formulas in BEx Analyzer ... 524

    10.4 ... Saving and Reusing Workbooks in BEx Analyzer ... 530

    10.5 ... Building an Analysis Application in BEx Analyzer ... 532

    10.6 ... Running Queries in BEx Web Analyzer ... 543

    10.7 ... Performing Information Analysis in BEx Web Analyzer ... 548

    10.8 ... Analysis Filters and Settings in BEx Web Analyzer ... 553

    10.9 ... Information Broadcasting Using BEx Web Analyzer ... 556

    10.9.1 ... Information Broadcasting in BEx Web Analyzer ... 556

    10.9.2 ... Maintaining Broadcasting Settings on Different BEx Objects ... 559

    10.9.3 ... Creating a New Setting in BEx Broadcaster ... 560

    10.10 ... BW Workspaces ... 563

    10.11 ... Summary ... 575



    11 ... Creating Applications Using BEx Web Application Designer ... 577



    11.1 ... BEx Web Application Designer Overview ... 577

    11.2 ... Creating a Simple Web Application ... 581

    11.3 ... Web Items ... 597

    11.4 ... Working with Commands ... 611

    11.5 ... Web Template Properties ... 618

    11.6 ... Summary ... 620



    12 ... Creating Planning Applications ... 621



    12.1 ... Introduction to the Integrated Planning Component and Planning Applications ... 622

    12.2 ... Elements of a Planning Application ... 625

    12.3 ... Building Planning Applications ... 679

    12.4 ... Planning Locks ... 698

    12.5 ... Changes to Data in Real-Time InfoCubes ... 700

    12.6 ... Summary ... 701



    13 ... Reporting with the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite ... 703



    13.1 ... Overview of SAP BusinessObjects BI Products ... 704

    13.2 ... The Unified Semantic Layer and the Information Design Tool ... 706

    13.3 ... SAP Crystal Reports ... 710

    13.4 ... SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence ... 712

    13.5 ... SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards ... 715

    13.6 ... SAP BusinessObjects Analysis ... 717

    13.7 ... SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio ... 719

    13.8 ... SAP BusinessObjects Explorer ... 720

    13.9 ... SAP Lumira ... 722

    13.10 ... SAP BusinessObjects BI Launch Pad ... 722

    13.11 ... Summary ... 723



    14 ... Administration and Monitoring ... 725



    14.1 ... DataStore Object Administration and Maintenance ... 726

    14.2 ... InfoCube Administration and Maintenance ... 735

    14.3 ... Aggregates ... 744

    14.4 ... Compression ... 751

    14.5 ... Process Chains ... 753

    14.6 ... Analysis Authorizations ... 762

    14.7 ... Other Administration and Maintenance Tasks ... 770

    14.8 ... Summary ... 776



    15 ... Advanced Features ... 777



    15.1 ... Open Hub ... 777

    15.2 ... Analysis Process Designer ... 780

    15.3 ... Remodeling ... 795

    15.4 ... SAP HANA Analysis Process (HAP) ... 799

    15.5 ... Summary ... 809



    ... Appendices ... 811



    A ... ABCD Corp. Case Study Data ... 813



    B ... Definitions of Additional InfoObjects for ABCD Corp. ... 823



    C ... Important Transaction Codes ... 827



    D ... Important SAP Notes ... 831



    E ... The Authors ... 833



    ... Index ... 835