Hello BW Friends,
with a sad eye we are saying “good-bye”, “adiós”, and “auf wiedersehen” to the 60 character limitation for characteristic values and long textual descriptions that were shorter than a tweet! 🙁 It was so much fun to find the workarounds and code one enhancement after the other. NOT!!!! 😉
Just check my old blog for the work the community put into this.
We are starting 2014 with a bang and have released SAP NetWeaver BW 7.4 to the market. You might have seen it in the roadmap update already but if not, here’s the BIG NEWS: You can create characteristics with a length of up to 250 characters and the textual description for characteristic values can now be up to 1,333 characters long. Woohoo, that’s more than enough to store my resume. 😀
What do you need to know?
First here’s the proof in the online documentation for Creating InfoObjects:
Secondly, the change comes at a little price: You will have to check you custom code if it’s compatible with the changes and you might have to make some adjustments. Please see the following SAP Notes to prepare your system for the upgrade.
We are working on tools to support you in the transition. Please stay tune and I will post updates here when they become available.
Also please post you experiences with the enhanced modeling options here in the comments.
PS: Too many smilies? 😛