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Infocube Creation Step 1 using SAP BW 3.5


Infocube uses concept of star schema. Infocube is created using Characteristics and Key Figures. Characteristics are levels on which reporting has to be performed. For example, Product, Customer and Location Key Figures are measures used for characteristics. For example, sales quantity for a product, customer and location combination We will see how Infocube is created using Infocube creation step 1, 2 and 3. Logon to SAP and Execute transaction RSA1 1) Create an Info Area 1a) Select the 'Info Provider' and right click

1b) In the next screen, give a technical name to Info Area with Description 2) Create an Info Object Catalog for Characteristics and Key Figures 2a) In the above image, at the left hand side, press 'Info Objects' 2b) Locate the Info Area created in step 3 and right click 2c) Select 'Create Info Object Catalog'

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2d) In the next screen, give a name to Info Object Catalog and select 'Char.' and press create 2e) Activate the Info Object Catalog for characteristics created in step 2d) 2f) Create another Info Object Catalog for key figure by selecting 'Key Figure' 3) Create Info Objects as Characteristics and Key Figures 3a) Select the Info Object Catalog for Characteristics and right click 3b) Select Create Info Object, name the Info Object and select the data type 3c) Activate the Info Object

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3d) Similarly, select Info Object Catalog for Key Figure and right click 3e) Select Create Info Object, name the Info Object, Select data type and activate

4) Create an Info Cube 4a) Select 'Info Provider' in the left hand section, locate the Info Area and right click to

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4b) Give a name and description to the Info Cube and select as Basic Cube 4c) Select the Info Objects as Characteristics by clicking the transfer button and press 'Dimensions' to define dimension

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4e) Assign dimensions to characteristics, for assigning, select the characteristics check box and place cursor at dimension and press assign

4f) Select 0Calmonth and 0Calweek as time characteristics 4g) Select the required Key Figures and activate the cube

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In the following section we will be discussing following: 5) Create Info Source 6) Assign Info Source to Data Source 7) Define Communication Structure and Transfer Rules 8) Define Update Rules 9) Define Info Pack 10) Load data and check data in Info Cube

Infocube Creation Step 2 using SAP BW 3.5


5) Create Info Source

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6) Assign Info Source to Data Source

In this example, source system is a file system. The data will be loaded using a excle file

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In the next screen, assign source system and data source and press 'Yes'

7) Define Communication Structure and Transfer Rules 7a) Press communication structure button and maintain info object as per the excle file to be loaded

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In the subsequent section we will see how to create following: 8) Define Update Rules 9) Define Info Pack 10) Load data and check data in Info Cube

Infocube Creation Step 3 using SAP BW 3.5


8) Define Update Rules

9) Enter the Infosource created in earlier steps

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9) Go to the Infosource and define Info Pack to load data

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11) In the next screen, go to External data tab, enter name of file, file type as .CSV

12) Go to Data targets and select the Infocube created in earlier steps as data target

13) Schedule the Infopack for immediate and start data loading

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14) Check data in Info Cube

15) Select the request and Infocube and press 'Contents'

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17) Data is now displayed