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Overview of SAP BW Reporting

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SAP BW: Overview


Portal Integration, Collaboration & Broadcasting Seamless Integration into ECP/ other portal No further development for BEx Browser Query Reporting and Analysis Query design (enterprise wide deployment) Analysis (seamless integration Web/Excel) Web Application Design Portal Integration / Open for further Webdesign Create Analytical Applications / InfoCockpits Form Reporting Web/Portal deployment Mobile Intelligence PDAs / WAP Mobile Phones Pre-calculation3

Components of BEx

Query Designer


Easier to use query Query Designer - Motivation for the designer Changes Web publishing functionality within one step Tool for variable maintenance Key figure maintenance Tabular query definition mode Enhanced reporting functionality Enable calculation on cells


Enhanced usability Easier access to objects e.g queries etc. Enhanced design capabilities Simple web publishing facility Ability to download a Web report to MS Excel How to use it Executing a query in the BEx Technical names can be entered directly New search options Attributes displayed directly in the Designer Publishing to the web in one step Restricted Key Figures in Calculated Key Figures Tabular Editor New definition mode to create tabular queries Mode contains a filter and a columns section

Features of the Query Designer


Features of the Query Designer Variable Wizard New front-end integrated Wizard to create and change variables New types of variables are existing that improve the reporting options The Wizard allows definition of variables within the query builder New variable types e.g. multiple single value Hierarchies Supports full range of hierarchy handling It is possible to combine any structures and hierarchies Other Query Designer Features Cell Editor (e.g. calculations on cells) Queries with 2 structures support a new cell definition mode7

New Open Dialog and Search FunctionsSearch takes place in the backend. Can search by: Creator Date Technical name or description Queries by InfoProviders Search string with wildcards


Selecting Display Attributes in Query Designer

Display attributes of characteristics are displayed directly in the query designer tree

From there they can be dragged and dropped into the query definition


Saving a QueryCan save directly into your Favourites and/or roles you are assigned to (check authorisations) The Create and Delete allow you to create new folders


Displaying a Query on the WebPublishes a default view in 1 step Buttons are provided for several functions to change and/or download the report. The context menu is available for all functions


Definition of variables in the frontend


Change an existing variable1. Open the query 2. Right mouse-click on the variable 3. Choose Edit 4. Go on in the dialogue or start the variable wizard 5. Press ok and run the query


Hierarchies The query designer now supporst a wider range of OLAP hierarchy handling, and extends it by providing hierarchical structures New features include: The generation of display hierarchies where there is no hierarchy defined in the BW Combining hierarchies and structures Displaying attributes of the hierarchy leaves and nodes


Cell Editor - Calculations on cells

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Create two structures Assign the attributes to the structures Press cell definition button Define cell


Drill down on hierarchy and navigate


Execute a query that is based on two hierarchies in a row Right mouse click to activate the menu expand to the second level of the hierarchy

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Self correction function in the query designer (consistency check; add missing mater data) If a characteristic changes or is no longer available which is in the query definition a message is returned to display the inconsistency


Other Features Restricted Key Figures in Calculated Key Figures

Allows very complex definitions on key figures in the front end. Possible uses: Calculate the difference between sales volume between 2001 and 2002.


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