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Creating a Query Using Eclipse Based Query Designer

Its now possible to create a query using Eclipse Based Query Designer – now available with BW Modeling Tools 1.6

The intention of this document is to show how to create a simple query using the Eclipse based query Designer

(1) Invoke the context menu on a BW project and select “New” -> “BW Query”


(2) “New BW Query” dialog comes up, where we can give the name and description of the query


   Note: When creating the query itself, it’s possible to have the query in the project explorer “Favorites”, for the BW
             project, by selecting the “Add to Favourites” option – as done in the screenshot above

(3) Select “Next” in the “New BW Query” dialog, and there is an option to select the info provider on which this query should be built


     Key in the name of the info provider, select the desired info provider from the matching info providers and select “Finish” in the “New BW Query” dialog


(4) After “Finish”, the native Eclipse Query editor comes up – the screenshot below shows the “General” tab selected



     (a) Observe that there are 5 tabs – General, Filter, Sheet Definition, Conditions and Exceptions


     (b) There is an “InfoProvider” view also available – which has the characteristics, Key figures, and Reusable Components

(5) Navigate to the “Sheet Definition” tab and drag and drop the desired characteristics and key figures from the info provider
view to the rows and columns in the “Sheet Definition” tab – as seen in the screenshot below


(6) Save the query and check the preview of the query using the “Show Preview” button at the top right


(7) Observe that the query results will be seen in the “BW Reporting Preview” view


We can enhance this query to have restrictions, conditions, exceptions etc……..

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