Here is a document which will give you step by step guidance on how to load data from SAP ECC to SAP BW on HANA system and then perform reporting based on the BW BeX queries in Web Intelligence Reporting Tool
This document is basically for beginners in Business Objects , who are working in SAP Business Warehouse and have to create reports on Web I
The basic purpose of this document is to convert the Bex Reports into Web I Reports for more enhanced features and good look and feel of the reports.
I. Architecture Diagram
I. Step-By-Step Development Process
A. ECC-BW ON HANA REPLICATION (LO Extraction)
Steps to extract data from ECC to BW on HANA system through LO Extraction
- To login Start à SAP LOGON àSelect the ECC Systemà Enter the relevant username and password.
NOTE: To get the data from SAP ECC to SAP BW system , we perform Extraction Methodology
There are various types of Extraction methods as specified below:
- Application Specific –BW Content FI, HR, CO, SAP CRM, LO Cockpit
- Customer-Generated Extractors -LIS, FI-SL, CO-PA
- Cross Application (Generic Extractors) – DB View, InfoSet, Function Module
In this document we will be using application specific method ,to extract the Sales data by using LO Extration Method.
- Go to /NRSA6 —> SAP-R/3 —> SD
Check if the needed data sources are activated
Here we will be replicating datasource for Delivery Item Data 2LIS_12_VICTM
If the datasource is not visible in /NRSA6 (datasource is not active)
Go to /NRSA5 and activate the required data source.
Go to –> /NRSA3 –> Extraction
To check whether the extraction is done properly
Before performing extraction make sure to delete and fill the setup tables,
Please go through the below link for more details of Lo Extraction Steps
For Replicating the data from ECC to BW system
- Go to SAP LOGON —-> BW LOGIN —–> ENTER CREDENTIALS
Once the datasources are activated in ECC system , Go to BW on HANA system and type RSDS
Provide the Data Source name that needs to be replicated and the ECC system name from where it is been replicated.
Here 2LIS_12_VCITM is data source and ECW_00_800 is source system.
- Click DATASOURCE —-> REPLICATE DATASOURCE
Once the replication is done successfully, a message pops up at left hand corner status bar as shown in the below screen
A. BW ON HANA DATA MODELLING
1. Data Flow
Once the replication is performed successfully
Go to /NRSA1 (Data Modeling Screen)
It displays Data Warehousing Workbench screen
- INFOPROVIDER —> INFOCUBE —> Create dataflow for load from newly replicated Data source
- INFOPROVIDER —> Right click INFOCUBE —> MANAGE
- INFOCUBE CONTENT —à Check for data in INFOCUBE is relevant
A. REPORTING ON BEX
To Create BeX Query
An Excel sheet will get displayed
Go on the Add-Ins Tab
NOTE : BEx Analyzer is an analytical reporting and design tool
- BeX ANAYLZER —> TOOLS —> CREATE NEW QUERY
BEx Designer will get opened
- Click QUERY —> NEW
NOTE : BEx Designer is used to analyze the data set of the BI system by defining queries for Info provider.
Select the Info Area where the Info Provider is prepared on which the Query has to be build.
In this case, SALES OVERVIEW is Info cube. Click OPEN
In this document we are preparing a BeX Query on Sales Data.
Drag and Drop the required dimensions and key figures from left panel to the middle panel of rows and columns respectively.
NOTE: AVG_SUB is a calculated key figure as ( (Subtotal 1+Subtotal 2)/2)
Once the columns and rows are selected.
Go to properties tab on right side panel and select the Query_Name.
Select the Extended tab and check all the check boxes under this tab
NOTE : This will create a .mdx file , which will be then used to call in the BO reporting tools. Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) is a query language for OLAP databases.
Once the Query is created and saved
- Click BeX ANALYZER —> OPEN QUERY
- Select QUERY_NAME —> OPEN
In this case, Material sales overview query is query used.
The Query output will get displayed.
A. REPORTING ON WEBI
We call the same BeX Query in Web Intelligence Tool. This tool allows analysis on BEx query.
- Go to START —> All Programs–>SAP Business Intelligence–> SAP Business Objects BI Platform 4 Client Tools –> WEB INTELLIGENCE RICH CLIENT
- Go to Web Intelligence –> Login as
- Provide with relevant User ID and Password –> Log On
- Select BEX –> OK
- Click BW7.4 –> INFOAREA
BW7.4 is the already existing connection wherein we connect to BW system.
Info area are the same which were created in BW System.
NOTE: BW 7.4 connection is already done, if the connection is not visible, please contact the administration team
- Select the appropriate Query –> OK
Here we have selected Material sales overview query
Once the Query is selected, a Query panel window is popped up, where the required dimensions and the measures (key figures) can be selected from right side panel to the Result Objects window.
Drag and drop required dimensions or measures to Result object. We can also apply filters by dragging to Query Filters.
Before executing the query, we can preview the data content in the Data Preview tab by clicking on refresh button.
Once the Data is properly previewed, click on Run Query to generate a Report
To prepare same kind of reporting in Dashboard Reporting Tool version 4 , please find the link below :