Migrate your Composite Providers (after upgrade BW7.3 –> BW7.4)
I’m one of the lucky consultants who can ‘play’ with SAP BW7.4 on HANA at a client. Last week they upgraded our SAP BW 7.3 system to a new release –> SAP BW7.4 SP11. Before the upgrade we developed several Composite Providers via the traditional SAP GUI. A Composite Provider is an InfoProvider in which you can combine data from BW InfoProviders such as InfoObjects, DataStore Objects, SPOs and InfoCubes, or SAP HANA views such as Analytical or Calculation Views using join or union operations to make the data available for reporting.
After an upgrade we recognize two different kind of Composite Providers: the “Local Composite Provider” (coming from SAP BW7.3) and the new SAP HANA Composite Provider.
|Local Composite Provider||SAP HANA Composite Provider|
|Develop in:||Create in SAP BW7.3
Can be maintained in SAP BW7.4
|Create in SAP BW7.4|
|Create / edit:||SAP GUI
Modeling Tool in Eclipse
|Modeling Tool in Eclipse|
|Icon in RSA1:|
After the upgrade you’ve the possibility to migrate your Local Composite Provider to the new SAP HANA Composite Provider. With the program (SE38/SA38) “RSO_CONVERT_IPRO_TO_HCPR” you can convert your InfoProviders including the SAP BEx queries you’ve previously built. On OSS we found a SAP Note that gives you more insight in the program.
If you want to create a new SAP HANA Composite Provider, please read the following document from the SAP SDN: First Guidance SAP BW 7.40 on HANA – CompositeProvider.
Good luck with migrating your Composite Providers!!!