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How to go Virtual in BW Part II The HANA CompositeProvider

How to go Virtual in BW Part II: The HANA CompositeProvider

Virtual Insanity Read in In 1996, the artist Jamiroquai released the song Virtual Insanity. In that song he predicts a future where we as a people are threatened by technology. Trying to figure out how SAP BW’s relatively new virtual InfoProviders work might drive one virtually insane. To prevent any BW modelers from experiencing virtual insanity,…

How to go Virtual in BW Part I The Open ODS View

How to go Virtual in BW Part I: The Open ODS View

The Age of Virtual Reality Read in In the days of old when Wi-Fi wasn’t readily available and Google was nothing but a misspelling of the word googly, BW could not join virtual InfoProviders based on external data. Not any longer. Why? Because of the Open ODS View (OODS) & the HANA CompositeProvider (HCPR). How…

All you need to know about Advanced DSOs…

Simplify your modeling with ADSO Model Templates Read in Why waste time figuring out which modeling property boxes to tick, when you can model a whole ADSO in one click? This is what model templates could do for you. Even though they’re not new in BW/4HANA (SAP introduced them in BW-on-HANA 7.4), it’s still worth having…

Installing the necessary tools to use BW/4HANA

Introduction The very first task for the BW/4HANA team was to arrive at the right set of tools with the right versions, which would allow us to use BW4/HANA seamlessly. Based on SAP’s Installation Guide for Modeling Tools for SAP BW/4HANA and SAP BW powered by SAP HANA, under the section “Installation Requirements”, it is…

SAP Design Studio 1.4 Improved Scaling Script

Scaling became an available feature as of Design Studio 1.3. When a dashboard has multiple data sources and numerous scaling options for the user, the scaling script could become very large. This is not very user friendly for the developer. As of version 1.4 this scaling script can be improved by reducing the size of the script to the minimum and making it easier to maintain and read. In this article I’ll explain how to do it.