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Calculation View Features of 2023 QRC2

Within the time frame of 2023 QRC2, several new calculation view features have been released in SAP HANA Cloud that can be used with SAP Business Application Studio. Some of these features are highlighted below. You can find examples that illustrate the individual features here. An overview of features of other releases can be foundĀ here.

User-Defined Functions

leverage user-defined functions also in

  • restricted columns
  • masking
  • non-equi joins

to simplify code reuse and increase development productivity



user-defined function in masking expression


Application-Time Period Tables

Time ranges can now also be defined for application-time period tables answering additional temporal table questions.


time range for application-time period tables



Non-Equi Joins

With QRC2 non-equi joins support also the option “Optimize Join Columns” which can be used to speed up queries and decrease resource consumption.


Optimize Join Columns option


Data Preview

Data preview can be started directly in SQL Editor mode for faster preview experiences


start data preview in SQL Editor mode


Whether the data preview should start in the graphical Analysis mode or the Raw data mode can be chosen in the settings of SAP Business Application Studio:


choose data preview mode


Association information during data source selection

When adding data sources, association information is offered so that associated objects can be easily selected.


show association information


For details how to define associations see, e.g., the SQL Reference Guide.


When started from the context menu of join nodes information from associations is used to prefill join information if possible. If multiple objects are selected stacked join nodes are generated


join associated objects



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