Creating technical documentation in BW is always a pain. Anoying pages and pages of tables : cubes attributes, transformation mapping… No brain, no gain… but lots of customers ask this kind of docs, because it’s the process ! (And if i must tell the truth… sometimes it’s usefull)

So i created a program to extract all technical objects of a flow and write it in a word document. You can generate simple document like a master data direct alimentation from ECC : just choose your masterdata from selection screen and push F8.

But you can also generate a complete flow document, starting from a workbook and got all cubes, transformations, DSO, and datasources that is involved in the flow. All ABAP routine and formulas are added in the document. It’s not more complex to generate, you just have to select your workbook from selection screen and tick the “recursive” box option before press the F8 key.

Word document is generated using a DOTX template, so you can customize the template with YOUR colors and themes. A cover image is also added on first page. At the begin of the documentation, a dataflow graphic is added to help the global understanding of the flow.

You could choose to display DTP & IP in the document or not, or only if they are in process chain… it’s your choice.

The program use my abstraction class CL_WORD to generate the DOCX file. You need to install it to use ZAUTODOC.

Finally, all of this is free

French presentation can be found here : ZAUTODOC : Documentation technique BW automatique ! – Quelquepart

And there is a direct download link (remember that you will need SAPLINK to install .slnk file) :

Feel free to comment here

My others blogpost :

LISTCUBE replacement : a new way to display data

ZAL11 : a replacement for AL11

ZTOAD – Open SQL editor

Abstraction class to generate MSWORD with SAP using OLE

Generate DOCX file in ABAP

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