Skip to Content


For the detailed steps of the Installation/Migration we created the “SAP First Guidance Collection to answer questions, issues and shows workarounds, in addition to the standard guides and SAP notes.These Guidance documents has no claim of completeness and it is the most complete starting point for a successful BW implementation.

The BW Basis customizing tasks which can be found here: BW Basis Customizing 7.x
and in the online Help – Performing Wizard-Based Basic Configuration for BW ABAP
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.4 – End to End Use Case Data Warehousing

Blog: BI-JAVA, BEx Web and EP: the real connection …
HowTo: SAP NetWeaver 7.0- Deinstalling the BI-JAVA Add-In

Creating a proper Source System connection – Create an ODP – SAP Source System – BW 7.4 on Hana SP09

New SAP First Guidance – complete functional scope (CFS) for SAP BW 7.50 SPx
New – SAP First Guidance – complete functional scope (CFS) for SAP BW/4HANA
New – SAP First Guidance – SAP BW on HANA – Edition 2017
(also contains Informations about SAP HANA Versions and Revisions)

This SAP First Guidance Document put´s is emphasize to the complete functional scope (CFS) to ensure the full functionality right from the start of the Implementation of SAP BW 7.50 SP04 and higher. It is now possible to install also the ABAP CI of the BW system on the HANA appliance

It is possible to install the ABAP and BI-JAVA CI as well on the HANA Appliance!

Note 1953429 – SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP on one Server
You have now also a new option to install the HANA client as described here
Note 1943235 – SAP HANA client installation

Blog: HANA 1.0 vs. 2.0 (contains important Information about the combined usage of Mixed Scenarios together with SAP BW)

Important! – apply the manual steps of the Notes before applying BC 7.57 SP15 or higher!
Note 2450481 – Issue with column and characteristic sorting
Note 2458246 – WD Column Width Changed after upgrade

Automated Initial Setup of ABAP-Based Systems

BlogSAP Note Analyzer for BW-PCA and Housekeeping

Note 2456192 – System Copy: Task Content (11. Improvements)
Note 2200341 – System Copy: Task Content (10. Improvements)

Note 2016657 – Task Manager for Technical Configuration (9. Improvements)
Note 2139341 – Initial Setup: Automated Configuration

Note 2000003 – FAQ: SAP HANA
Note 2186744 – FAQ: SAP HANA Parameters
Note 2000000 – FAQ: SAP HANA Performance Optimization

Note 2056106 – InfoObject 0IOBJNM not active after installation of NW 7.40 SR2 or BW 7.40 SP08
Note 2140419 – P14; BATCH: Max. 293 WPs, no BTC jobs started
Note 2046334 – Distribution of TMS configuration ends with an error
Note 2149920 – Error EA444 when Create Source System Connection
Note 2166107 – Piece list for objects ‘SHI3’ or ‘SHI6’ is incomplete
Note 2251716 – Database Triggers on tables in BW-on-HANA

Note 2149786 – Customizing help settings in transaction SR13


Roland Kramer, PM EDW (BW/HANA/IQ), SAP SE

To report this post you need to login first.


You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.

  1. MadhuSudhan Rao Gongati


    In the doc. 1.2.4 FQDN must be provided:

    <ip>     <hostname>     <fqdn>

    But according to the SAP Note 1496410, For RHEL I see the format as below:

    <ip>     <fqdn>     <hostname> sapserver1

    Kindly advice.


    1. Roland Kramer Post author


      I don’t think this really matters, the key message is to have an entry to ensure the correct behaviour.

      I changed the oder of the entries in the document and added the Note for Red Hat.

      Thanks and Best Regards Roland


        HI Roland,


        Do you think, you can help me out with this one ?


        Right now we are on a SAP BI 7.02 SP10 System and we are upgrading and migrating to ​BW 7.5 on latest SPS, the new development system about to come in a week.

        Hence We need a post migration check list for BW activities, can someone please share that and it would be helpful.





            Hi Roland,

            Do you know, is there any separate process for converting BW Non Cumulative (Inventory) Info Cubes into HANA Optimized Info cubes? I know the Standard cubes conversion process, which is very straight forward.





            1. Roland Kramer Post author

              No, there is no special consideration.
              You should rather think about converting to Inventory based aDSO instead to be better for the future with BW/4

              Best Regards Roland

  2. Former Member

    Hi Roland,

    we are trying to install the NW7.3 BW ON HANA.we got a error “

    FSL-03003  Unable to determine parameter “DNS domain name”. DNS domain name is not configured in resolv.conf (UNIX) or the registry (Windows) and neither getaddrinfo nor gethostbyname could retrieve it

    i guess we did not set ‘Set FQDN for SAP system’ checked cause this error.

    In the doc. 1.2.4 FQDN must be provided.

    do the bw server and hana server should have the same domian name ?

    1. Roland Kramer Post author


      not in particular, as long there is no latency or filewall in between

      Of course it is suitable that both server’s in the same domain.

      Best Regards Roland

  3. Former Member

    Hi Roland,

    nice to see that you still work for SAP in this area (BW).

    very nice document! (as you already did 15 years ago -> spengler)

    I’m in the process of setting up a BW 7.5 SP2 on HANA

    Is there any specific document for the latest?

    (Initial setup after install)

    Can we use some task list (STC01) for basic configurations steps?

    Kind Regards,

    Pierre Vonesch

  4. Former Member

    Hello All,

    I have installed the BW 7.5 on HANA and updated the SP to the latest available. Now I would like to run the configuration Wizard for ABAP stack. Can you please guide me how to do it?


    Kabeer Ahmed

  5. Former Member

    Hi Roland,


    we plan to install a complete new BW 7.50. Actually we have a very old SAP BW installation running with SAP BW Integrated Planning for planning applications.


    Is it possible to install BW 7.50 with only the ABAP stack? We want to run BW with BEx Analyzer and BW Integrated Planning? Or is it necessary to install the JAVA BI stack additionally.






Leave a Reply