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HOW TO ACTIVATE BUSINESS CONTENT IN SAP BI

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In this Article I would like to explain the step by step procedure to install business content in SAP BI system. As we all know one of the beauty of SAP BW is it delivers lot of pre-delivered content (Objects) for different Industries and Line Of Business (LOB).Identifying and utilizing Business Content plays a major role in Implementation Project. In this document I am going to explain the navigations and major steps included in activating Business Content. Step1: We can access the Business Content in SAP BW by going through RSA1 t-code. Once we enter in DWW (Data Warehousing Workbench), click on ‘BI Content’ to see all the delivered Objects.

Step2: Now we can see the below screen where in all the objects are categorized in given format. Category In left side Info Providers by Info Areas What all it contains Contains Info Cubes and Data Store objects, based Info Area Contains Info Objects, grouped by Info Object catalogue and by Info Area Contains Info Sources for master data and transaction data grouped by Application Component.

Info Objects by Application Component

Info Sources by Application Component

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Contains all standard roles and industry roles

Object Types

Contains the most important objects according to their types (ex: Info Object, DSO, Info Cube) Contains all the BI patches installed, including a list of the new and modified objects delivered with each patch. The Select Request/Task dialog box appears. Choose the request that you want to use. List of packages containing SAP objects

Objects in BI Patch

Transport Request

Packages

The right side pane shows the objects selected for activation.

Step3: Lets click on ‘Info Providers by Info Areas’ which shows all the avaiable Info Providers sorted by Info Proiders in middle Pane as shown below.

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Note: If you are not able to see the middle pane, follow the below steps to get it. Go to Menu Bar  Click on ‘Data Warehousing Workbench’  Click on ‘All Objects Window On/Off’. Now you will able to see this screen.

Step4: Suppose if we install the any Roles (SAP BW has provided lot of Industry Specific Roles), system activates all the required objects for this Role (Info Objects, Data Sources, DSO, Info Cubes and Queries). As an example we can see the roles for Retail in the below screen.

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In the below screen we can see the delivered Info Providers (DSO, Info Cubes and Multi Providers) for ‘Payroll’ under ‘Human Resources’. One Info Area also contains child Info Area and Info Providers.

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Steps need to take care before Objects Collection: Select Source System: We have to select to which Source System we are activating this Objects (If we have multiple source systems connected to SAP BW), systems activates objects in respective Source System also. Navigation: Click on Source System icon  we will get all the connected source systems to SAP BW. Select which source system is required. If we want to load data manually then select ‘Self Defined’ system, i.e. same SAP BW system. Now click on ‘Ok’.

Grouping: This is most important option and affects the number of objects installed in the systems while installing Business Content. We have four options available in this.
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Only Necessary Objects: This selects the minimum number of objects required to activate the selected objects and activates them into the system. Say we have selected Info Object A for activation, Info Objects B & C are attributes of A then system activates all three info Objects. For our example we have selected this option. In Data Flow Before: This option activates all the objects which are required to supply the data to the selected object. Say we have selected DSO A for activation and this DSO requires Data Sources B & C to get the data the system activates all the Info Objects required to activate the DSO and two Data Sources. In Data Flow Afterwards: This option activates all the objects which will access the data from the selected objects. Say we have selected Info Cube A for activation and this Info Cube is source for Queries B & C and these queries are source for Web Template D then systems activates all the objects. In Dataflow Before and Afterwards: This works as combination of 2 & 3 option which activated entire data flow for selected target.

Collection Mode: In this we have two options. Collect Automatically: This option automatically collects all the necessary objects when we drag and drop one objects into the ‘Collected Objects’ screen. Start Manual Collection: This option will not collect required objects for the selected object.

If we select ‘Start Manual Collection’ option, once the objects selection is completed we need to click on ‘Gather Dependent Objects’ to collect required objects for successful activation. We can see this in the below screen.

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Display: We can display the selected objects in two formats. Hierarchy and List. The preferred one will be Hierarchy where we can easily identify which object is dependent on what.

Step5: For this example I am going to activate the Info Objects ‘0VENDOR’. As we need only one info Object. Click on ‘Object Types’  double click on ‘Select Objects’

Now search for ‘0VENDOR’ and select the info object, click on ‘Transfer Selection’ to move it to the Collected Objects screen.

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As we have selected collection mode ‘Collect Automatically’, in the below screen we can see system collected all the required objects to activate 0VENDOR (Info Area, Info Objects and Application Components).

Note: Green button in ‘Active version’ column indicates active version for that objects already exist in system.
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If activate version exists for any object the system skip that object while activating. If we want to overwrite the existing versions then we have to select ‘Match /Copy’ check box. Install: while installing we have four options as shown in below screen. Simulate Installation: Using this option we can check whether we get any error if we install the selected objects in the system. Install: Activates the selected objects in the system. This will be done in foreground and not recommended if we have lot of objects to activate. Install in Background: This option activates the objects by creating background job using which we can monitor the activation process. Installation and Transport: This option activates and transport to the next system in landscape (as per defined in STMS) and request number has to mention.

Now click on ‘Simulation Installation’ to check the simulation result. Tick mark refers there will be no errors if we install this objects.

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As we didn’t get any errors in the above screen, we can go and install the objects. Hope this document helpful for beginners.

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