While helping my customer to switch to latest BW version, we have come across Advanced DSO (aDSO), the new Infoprovider type introduced by SAP in BW 7.4 on HANA. This blog summarizes the FAQs on advanced DSO. What is SAP BW advanced DSO? In all current and previous versions of BW, transaction and summary data … Continue reading FAQ: Advanced DSOs
Optimize BW ABAP codes to HANA
From BW 7.4 on HANA, SAP provides options to push the ABAP logic to HANA, by rewriting the ABAP code using HANA script. The purpose of the code push down is to leverage the in-memory capabilities of HANA to boost performance. SAP terms it as HANA Optimization. In our recent BW migration project, we measure … Continue reading Optimize BW ABAP codes to HANA
Prepare your BW for HANA – Read the Sizing Report
To prepare your BW system to migrate to HANA, it's important to estimate the memory size of the new HANA server. For BW 7.3 customers with a sufficient ST-PI Patch level, the BW HANA Sizing report /SDF/HANA_BW_SIZING should already be in the system. This sizing report helps customer to estimate the memory requirement of their … Continue reading Prepare your BW for HANA – Read the Sizing Report
How to perform HANA Storage Snapshot backup
What is a storage snapshot? A storage snapshot captures the state of a system at a particular point in time. It is easy to revert the system to a snapshot. A snapshot, however, does not protect against media failure. A storage snapshot is stored in the same place as the data. So when a media … Continue reading How to perform HANA Storage Snapshot backup
ABAP Eclipse Editor: Mandatory or Optional?
ABAP Eclipse Editor: Mandatory or Optional? Is it true that I must use the new ABAP Eclipse Editor to develop my ABAP programs in an HANA environment? The answer is no. SE80 SAPGUI ABAP Development workbench if fully supported in all ABAP based HANA System, like SAP on HANA, BW on HANA, S/4 HANA, etc. … Continue reading ABAP Eclipse Editor: Mandatory or Optional?
Guide to ABAP developers to read data from HANA In-memory database
This blog summarizes various option to use ABAP on HANA, Traditional ABAP developers would learn ways to enhance their current program to enjoy the in-memory features of the HANA appliance. Traditional Open SQL is decent but it has many limitations, so the true potential of HANA could not be utilized. Starting from ABAP 7.4 … Continue reading Guide to ABAP developers to read data from HANA In-memory database
SAP Business Objects Cloud: What is it?
Customer question: Should I subscribe the latest SAP Business Objects cloud to supplement my current BI Enterprise platform? Is it a cloud version of the existing on-premise Business Objects Platform? Answers: SAP BO Cloud is an entirely different product to existing SAP BO Platform. It does not have a launchpad, and it is not a … Continue reading SAP Business Objects Cloud: What is it?
Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 2)
In last blog, the steps to prepare the email source report has been discussed. In this blog, we would discuss the steps to create the publication: Login to BO Launchpad and create a new Publication, then configure the properties according to following: In Source Documents, specify the reports to be published: In Dynamic Recipients, the … Continue reading Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 2)
Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 1)
Customer currently run a BO report with 2 tab: Tab 1 summarizes operations figure by Division and tab 2 summarizes figures by Departments. Customer wants to auto forward the reports to all responsible departments, with each department only receive their own data. The configuration involves 2 parts, Part 1 configure Email List to be read … Continue reading Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 1)
When should I upgrade my SAP BW?
The most widely used SAP BW version nowadays is BW 7.3 or 7.31 on any DB, and it's end of support would be Dec-2020. My customer, with all their report development based in BW, is well aware of this, and is looking closely into the SAP BW roadmap. Current SAP BW Customer on any other … Continue reading When should I upgrade my SAP BW?