For anyone out there, wishing to install and explore the EPM Demo on B4/HANA, take a quick look below

This pertains to the SAP B4/HANA 1.0 [Developer Edition] in the SAP CAL

I have not had a chance yet to test on other versions

FYI: This story does not have a happy ending 🙁

In short, I found 4 missing InfoObjects that will fail the complete activation, and give errors

If you get to the end in your efforts, and can find a way around, do let me know

What’s in the box

Eclipse

Neon with BW Tools v1.15.2

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Active InfoAreas

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Active DataSources

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BW

no BWDEVELOPER user, have to use user DEVELOPER

In eclipse use the Project “BW_A4H_001_developer_en_1”

no RSA1 – Modelling option, have to use Eclipse

SYSTEM->STATUS

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License will run out after three months, and can be extended through the usual way

Example of transaction no longer support – RSD1

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INSTALL BI CONTENT 0EPM_CONT_DELV

RSOR – BI Content

Choose Source System, and continue to find 0EPM_CONT_DELV – currently installed (not activated)

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When collected for installing you may see the following immediate errors

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This is due to the following InfoObjects not existing anywhere in the system

0D_NW_PCURR

0D_NW_PUNI

0D_NW_PRCUR

0D_NW_STUNI

They are required for some other 0EPM_CONT_DELV InfoObjects

“install”, without need to change any further options

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4 minutes later

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Errors have occurred

New InfoAreas, i.e. 0EPM_CONT_DELV, under 0BWTCT, now visible in Eclipse

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Under Key Figures, see the outcome of the missing InfoObjects

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Amongst the objects which erred is Key Figures 0EPM_GAMT. It depends upon one of the missing InfoObjects, 0D_NW_PCURR, and is why the error occurred

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The next task is to create new custom InfoObjects, for substitution the missing ones.

ZDNWPCURR will replace 0D_NW_PCURR Order Currency

ZDNWPUNI will replace 0D_NW_PUNI Order Unit

ZDNWPCUR will replace 0D_NW_PRCUR Product Currency

ZDNWSTUNI will replace 0D_NW_STUNI Standard Unit of Measure

In Eclipse, create a new InfoArea to organize custom objects

r/click over the BW Repository InfoArea area, and choose, New -> InfoArea, and create

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r/click over the new InfoArea, and choose New -> InfoObject… and create

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Create InfoObject Unit ZDNWPCURR and Activate

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IMPORTANT, due to a bug, try this

In BW, navigate to RSOSM – “Use BW Search on SAP HANA”, enter the InfoObject name, and execute the search.

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If nothing is found, perform these steps.

In Eclipse, under the InfoObjects Dictionary area, change the Unit Type from the existing “Currency” to “Unit”, Activate, and back to “Currency”, and Activate.

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In BW, perform the search again, and it should be found.

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Continue on with the remaining InfoObjects

Create InfoObject Unit ZDNWPUNI and Activate

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Create InfoObject Unit ZDNWPCUR and Activate

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Create InfoObject Unit ZDNWSTUNI and Activate

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Refresh the InfoArea, and all should be visible

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Adjust Key Figures

Now substitute the missing InfoObjects with our custom InfoObjects for all the following Key Figures

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0EPM_GAMT

Change  InfoObject 0D_NW_PCURR

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To InfoObject ZDNWPCURR, and Activate

Do this for the remaining InfoObjects, taking care of the correct substitution

0EPM_NAMT use currency ZDNWPCURR

0EPM_PQTY use unit ZDNWPUNI

0EPM_PRICE use currency ZDNWPCUR

0EPM_TAMT use currency ZDNWPCURR

Adjust Characteristic

Also, the InfoObject Characteristic 0EPM_PRID requires adjusting

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Attribute 0D_NW_PRCUR requires substituting for ZDNWPRCUR

Attribute 0D_NW_STUNI requires substituting for ZDNWSTUNI

Activation should resulting in the following

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INSTALL TAKE 2 – BI CONTENT 0EPM_CONT_DELV

RSOR – BI Content

Collect the 0EPM_CONT_DELV once again, do not change, tick, or check anything, and “Install”

Fewer error messages, but an observation identifies the same missing objects are still getting in the way

A quick check will reveal the previously erred Key Figures are still ok, as you would expect, and have not been overwritten

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In RSOR, I tried to activate, just the advanced DSO InfoArea 0EPM_ADSOS

Same errors occured

Then I tried to install an individual ADSO 0EPM_ADSO1

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However, I was not able to see the objects in eclipse, to fix up or otherwise, so that pretty much leaves me out of options.

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Previously, RSA1 -> Modelling, would be used to inspect the Object in error, for a possible fix or cause analysis. However, with eclipse, I cannot see the object, so it’s the end of my story, for now.

If you have had the same experience, do share, as I am sure there would be many out there, just like me, keen to see this working, so we can explore further.

Thanks

Glen

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