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BW Training - 4 Extraction

BW Training - 4 Extraction

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Data Extraction

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OLTP Extraction

• Production Data Extractors • DataSource Replication • R/3 Extraction Process • Non-R/3 Extraction Process • Scheduling • Monitoring

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R/3 Production Data Extractor
• Supports multiple R/3 releases beginning with 3.0D. • Integration to DataSources provided by SAP OLTP system. • Data transferred using either IDOCs or TRFCs to carry the data.

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DataSource Replication for R/3 OLTP
BW Server

Transfer Structure

DataSource Replication Transfer Structure Extract Structure

R/3 OLTP
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Extraction from R/3 OLTP
• InfoSources • Transaction data
Meta data Data Extractor

• Master Data Descriptions • Attributes • Hierarchies • Currency conversion rates • Full update / Delta update

HR

CO

FI R/3 OLTP

LO

EC

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Update Process
BW Server
Aggregates, ODS’ and InfoCubes Master Data Hierarchies Texts

• Update process serves • ODS Objects • InfoCubes • Master data • Update Rules • Field to field • Currency conversion • Time conversion • Grouping • Fixed values • Formulas • Conditions ...

Update Rules

UR1

UR2

UR3

Info Sources

Sales data

HR admin

Customer

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Non-R/3 Data Sources
• Third party data extraction and load tools • Third party tool represents Source System with multiple InfoSources • Meta data exchange through BAPI • Consistent update through BW transformation and update rules • File interface • Mapping based on meta data • Fixed and variable record length • CSV-format (i.e. Excel)

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External Data ‘Extraction’ – Remote Cubes

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SAP BW Remote Cube
• Replace reporting tools in OLTP systems wherever possible
• Uniform and modern user interface • Cross application reporting

• Real-time access to transaction data in the operative system(s)
• Direct access versus replication

• Reuse of the existing BW infrastructure
• Extractors • Service API • BW meta data model • Transfer rules
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Limitations
• Only for transaction data • Suitable only for small volumes of data • Few end users • Additional requirements for the extractors
• Selective for the most important characteristics • Pre-aggregation (if appropriate)

• No Inversion of Customer Exits (in SAPI) • Available from OLTP-Release 4.0B on

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