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SAP HANA Cloud – Graphical Calculation View (new learning journey on

For more than a decade, many SAP solutions and scenarios without SAP HANA and its technology are no longer conceivable. These are SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Datasphere or SAP Analytics Cloud. One of the latest innovations affected the platform itself and was its move to the Cloud that has become SAP HANA Cloud.   

SAP HANA Cloud is called DaaS (Database as a Service), which combines the proven native SAP HANA capabilities such as in-memory, column-based data storage or native modeling with all the benefits of a cloud-based solution. Anyone who wants to understand SAP HANA and focuses on analytical functions must acquire a basic understanding of its elementary modeling component: The graphical calculation view.  

The graphical calculation view is considered the central BI modeling object in the native SAP HANA modeling and can be built both in the SAP HANA on-premise environment using SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA and in the Cloud environment using the SAP Business Application Studio.  

Indeed, there are different ways to migrate data together with the modeling layer (calculation view) from SAP HANA on-premise to SAP HANA Cloud. After the established SAP HANA connection (DP Agent on the on-premsie side), data can be transferred to SAP HANA Cloud through the usage of virtual tables that can “pull” data from on-premise tables. Graphical calculation views can be directly imported or even pulled via GIT into the SAP HANA Cloud project. 

If you want to get familiar with SAP HANA Cloud modeling and main graphical calculation view functionalities, you should walk through our new Modeling in SAP HANA Cloud learning journey on  

You can expect a free self-paced learning journey in an intuitive format, consisting of system demos, texts, explainer videos and quizzes, providing basic knowledge on what you need to know around the graphical calculation view. 

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      Author's profile photo Antonio de Ancos Cid
      Antonio de Ancos Cid

      Hello Johann,

      Is there a repository with information to do the exercises?

      Watching only videos I think is not enough; It's always better to practice on a system and here I don't see any associated Live System.

      Although it has its own backend, a repository with templates and solutions would be recommendable.

      Thanks for sharing.


      Regards, AAncos.

      Author's profile photo Johann Schedrin
      Johann Schedrin
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Antonio,

      I can recommend to use the trial version: SAP S/4HANA, Public-Edition-Testversion

      If you are looking for ready-to-use trainign system with all of the templates, you need to subscribe for live access: HUB32B - SAP Live Access Bundle Version | SAP Training

      I know that it covers the HANA on-prem modeling environment which is almost identical to the one with SAP HANA Cloud.

      Hope that helps.