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is required for the native SQL to open the database connection of the external application. The
check box is useful for the situations in which the database connection is lost — for example, when thenetwork link is broken or the database itself experiences some sort of failure. You should set the flag if thedatabase connection is essential, or when it is accessed very often. In our scenario, this box is blank. Since weload the data to BW every night, it is a periodic job that requires just a temporary connection to the externaldatabase.The database administrator of the external application provides the user name, password, and connectioninformation. You put the connection information into a file called
.ora on the Oracle database server onthe BW side. The connection information details are shown in
. You can use an editor to edit the file. Themain parameter values in this connection information are the IP address of your external application and portnumber. The database administrator of the BW system makes those entries in the file. The administrator of theexternal database provides all the required parameters (e.g., the IP address of the external database, port, andsurrogate ID [SID] for the database).
Entry in file
in the database server for BW
name provided in
is the domain.This is defined by means of the entry
is usedas the default domain name.
stands for session data unit, which determines the size of the sent datapackages. The maximum value set for this parameter is
SAP BW 3.0B with SP 24, DB connect, permits connection to Oracle, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2/MVS,DB2/RS6000, ADABAS/D, and DB2/OS400. These databases require different parameters for connecting to BW.SAP has released several SAP notes for connecting to specific databases. Refer to the section “Reference toRelated Notes” of SAP note 323151 to access the correct SAP note. SAP BW 3.5 goes beyond the extraction