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InfoObject maintenance in the BW Modelling Tools (BW-MT) was made mandatory starting with SAP BW 7.5 SP4 on HANA. Since then it is not possible to maintain/create InfoObjects from the SAP GUI using the transaction RSD1. Displaying though still works.

This change surprised the one or the other as this is the first existing BW object which must be maintained in the BW-MT. Up to now only new objects like Composite Provider and Open ODS Views were only available there.

It was tested under release 7.5 SP04.

Please read the disclaimer carefully


  • Be careful, by following this. You basically tell the system that it is not a BW on HANA system.
  • You should also consider that there is some stuff which can only be maintained in the BW-MT, for instance transitive attributes.
  • It should be only used in case you are running into problems using the BW Modelling Tools (BW-MT).


 Step by Step

Step 1: Go to tcode- RSD1

  • Call transaction RSD1
  • You will see that the transaction is in display mode, i.e. no create or maintain button.



Step 2: Enter nohdb into the OK Code field

  • Enter “nohdb” into the as per the following screenshot and press enter

Now you can see Maintain button in below screen.


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  1. Marc Bernard

    Hi Srinivas,

    I understand that this is well intended and you did add a disclaimer. However, there is absolutely no guarantee that RSD1 will work. To the contrary there is a significant risk that maintaining InfoObjects this way will lead to inconsistencies potentially damaging the BW system.

    If there are any problems maintaining InfoObjects using the BW Modeling Tools, then please create an incident report and let SAP Support handle the situation. Thanks!

    Product Management SAP HANA DW

  2. Former Member


    Hi Marc,

    I am on BW 7.5 SP 5 and need to change 150 InfoObjects to display Key and Text.    Prior to BW 7.5 I could easily accomplish this in RSD1.   Now this is an arduous task.    How can I accomplish this with BW MT?



  3. Former Member

    Embarrising to remove the great functions from admin workbench and move it soley to eclipse, which is far from being a good tool. besides eclipse also already is marked as dead afaik.



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