Differences between BW3.5 and Netweaver 2004s (BW7.

There are a number of improvements in Netweaver 2004s, but most of them are technical changes that are in the background. The purpose of this document is to present a comparison of common screens and reports from both versions so you can see some of the differences before the upgrade occurs. The contents are:

•Variable Selection Screen
•Report Format

•Layout of buttons and features
•Known issues

BW3.5 Variable Selection Screen .

5 Report Format .BW3.

0 Variable Selection Screen .BW7.

BW7.0 Report Format .

BW3.5 Variable Selection Screen Drop down menu Multiple Selections Clear Personalization Cancel Personalize all variables Save Selection options Check input Execute .

0 Variable Selection Screen Personalization Operator From/To selection menu Multiple Selections Clear Cancel Personalize all variables Save Load Variants Check input Execute .BW7.

the query must be cancelled and restarted. a solution has not been provided. This will ensure that the formatting is correct. if a period is entered as „002/2006‟ vs ‟02/2006‟ If an invalid entry is made into a non-required field. If an invalid entry is made into a required field. For example. use the drop down menu to select values for a required field. but at the time of creating this document. .Known issues and messages – 1 Formatting of input on the Variable Selection Screen This message is displayed if an entry is made into a required field in the Variable Selection Screen that doesn‟t match the expected format. the entry may be deleted and the F4 key or drop down selection menu can be used. This is a program bug and an OSS Message has been created. Correcting the formatting or erasing the entry will not fix the problem. TIP: To avoid this problem.

a number of different warning messages may appear. TIP: These messages are informative and do not mean anything is wrong. It doesn't mean that there's anything wrong. In the future. but they said no. This is because under Netweaver 2004s there are additional features that become possible and those features are not used in the query. Note that these are warnings and not errors. these warnings will go away. as queries are changed and these features are used. We asked SAP if there was a way to turn the warnings off. .Known issues and messages – 2 Warning messages During the running of a report.

Only select those hierarchies that you are authorized for. 2. If a user selects a combination of hierarchies that are not authorized. It makes you think as though you can select a different hierarchy node. a window opens with a list of profit center hierarchy values available for selection. but then returns no data. an authorization message is given and the results display only the data that is appropriate. See the next page for screenshots. there are two ways that a Profit Center hierarchy value can be selected: 1. If a user selects a combination of hierarchies that are authorized. a new filter value can be chosen for Profit Center Hierarchy. the Hierarchy value can be directly entered or chosen from a drop down menu. . but the filter selection menu is misleading. TIP: The Profit Center Hierarchy navigation is misleading. Currently. From the Variable Selection Screen. If the navigation menu for choosing a new filter value is selected. not an „auth failed‟ message. If a user selects a combination of hierarchies that include some that are not authorized. Thus the hierarchy does restrict data.Known issues and messages – 3 Profit center hierarchy selection in query navigation can be misleading. the query runs and displays normally. this menu displays the complete hierarchy instead of only those values the user has access to. From the query navigation. When running a query that uses the Profit Center Hierarchy. If a user selects the top hierarchy. Do not select the top hierarchy. the query gives a “No authorization” message and no data is displayed. the query result gives the message “No applicable data found” and displays no data.

Select only the hierarchy node/s that you are authorized for.Known issues and messages – 3 TIP: Profit center hierarchy selection Be aware that the Profit Center Hierarchy displays all nodes. Don‟t select the top node of a hierarchy. . whether the user is authorized to use them or not.

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