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Author's profile photo Shoaib Haider

Important Standard Tables in SAP BW & BW/4HANA

Below a list of some of the important standard SAP tables in a SAP Business Warehouse (BW) system with their description. Also there are some recommendations with reference SAP note on how to perform housekeeping and cleaning up of these BW tables.

For more information you can see SAP note 2388483 – How-To: Data Management for Technical Tables. 

This SAP Note covers data management for tables with a mainly technical background, e.g. used for:

  • Communication
  • Logging, tracing
  • Administration
  • Analysis
  • Metadata
  • Staging
  • Auditing

It doesn’t deal with application tables.

Furthemore there is also another SAP note which provides information about the processes to clean up and remove data from various tables of the various infoprovider types. For more information see SAP note 3232938 – How-To: Data Management for BW Infoprovider tables

Reference: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BI/Important+Tables+in+SAP+BW+7.x

 

Hope this helps.

 

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      Author's profile photo Kristian Appel
      Kristian Appel

      Hi Shoaib

      It's always good to get good information repeated but why not just refer to:

      https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BI/Important+Tables+in+SAP+BW+7.x

      Isn't it the same information?

      Regards

      Kristian

      Author's profile photo Shoaib Haider
      Shoaib Haider
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kristian,

      That Wiki is quite old and some tables were missing and also the above mentioned SAP notes aswell, so I just added and updated the same here and I'll keep updating this as new stuff comes in as I do not have the authority to adjust anything there.

      Regards

      Shoaib

      Author's profile photo Kristian Appel
      Kristian Appel

      Hi Shoaib

      The wiki could be updated as well. To me that would make more sense. When you are not in SAP any more who will update your blog then?

      regards

      Kristian

      Author's profile photo Shoaib Haider
      Shoaib Haider
      Blog Post Author

      Hi

       

      I dont see this as an issue but thanks for the feedback.

       

      Regards

      Shoaib.

      Author's profile photo Anand Kumar
      Anand Kumar

      Hi Shoaib,

      We are  using BW4HANA System. Do you think above Tables are still relevent for us.

      Thanks.

      Regrads,

      Anand.

       

       

      Author's profile photo Shoaib Haider
      Shoaib Haider
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Anand

      A lot of older Classic and BW on HANA objects have become obsolete with the BW/4HANA version therefore from the above list not all tables will be applicable in your case if you are on BW/4HANA system.

      For example with BW/4HANA you no longer have Infocubes but rather use ADSO's, and Infosets/MultiProvider which are replaced with Composite providers (HCPR) as an example, so not all of the tables you see in the list above will be applicable on BW/4HANA system.

      You can get more information from SAP note (2421930) and the PDF attached to it if interested.

       

      Thanks

      Shoaib

      Author's profile photo Frank Riesner
      Frank Riesner

      Hi Shoaib,

      great summary, this list is handy for many BW tasks.

      Just an idea for future to add the backend tables for ADSOs, HCPRs, Open ODS views, ODP .... if your time allows.

      KR - Frank

      Author's profile photo Shoaib Haider
      Shoaib Haider
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for the feedback. Sure I will update the BW/4 tables soon aswell here.

       

      Regards

      Shoaib

      Author's profile photo stella carols
      stella carols

      Nice Post! Thanks for sharing such an amazing article, really informative,it helps me a lot.

      Author's profile photo Shoaib Haider
      Shoaib Haider
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Stella, glad it helped

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing such a useful information