Last week, we released the latest version of Data Federator (aka. Data Federator XI 3.0 SP2)
This service pack is mainly a bug fixes release but we added a few new features described below:
– Copy source tables
– Extend table schema
– SAP BW binary data transfer
– Automatic SAP BW callback registration
– Filter / Search SAP BW Infoprovider
– Improve mega table navigation
– New source and platform (SQL Server 2008, Suse 10 64 bits)
Let’s me explain these features in more details.
Copy source tables
Sometimes, you want to start your data model from a source and reuse its database schema.
This option lets you copy the source table schema as target tables.
Extend table schema
When you combine source tables, the target table schema is very often a combination of the source columns.
In the previous version of DF, you had to extend the target table schema manually.
The manual extension is not required anymore and you can extend the schema by selecting automatically the columns from the sources.
SAP BW binary data transfer
This one is purely internal. We replaced the format used to exchange data between Data Federator and SAP BW by a more efficient binary format.
This change increases even more the performance and scalability of the DF SAP BW connector.
Automatic SAP BW callback registration
Based on customers feedbacks, we simplified the SAP BW callback registration.
The declarative SP1 approach is still available but by default Data Federator configures itself automatically and no manual callback registration is required.
Filter / Search SAP BW Infoprovider
Very often, BW systems contain a lot of Infoproviders.
This new option lets you filter down the list of Infoprovider available in your BW instance to simplify the Infoprovider selection.
Improve mega table navigation
In some cases, customers have mega tables with hundreds of columns.
This new option allows to display and navigate these large tables.
New source and platform
The SP2 is also an opportunity to support Suse 10 64bits and SQL Server 2008.
I hope this post will help you to use the new SP2 features in your projects.
Hope this helps,