SAP BW on HANA - Modeling Tools

You can install BW Modeling tools on your system - SAP GUI, SAP HANA Studio. To install BW modeling tools, you need the following components −

  • Operating System Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Apple Mac OS X 10.8 or higher, or Linux distribution.

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher or Firefox 4.0 or higher has to be installed.

  • SAP GUI for Windows 7.3 or SAP GUI for Windows 7.4 has to be installed on your local drive. You can download this from SAP Marketplace.

  • To communicate with the backend system, you need Microsoft Runtime DLLs VS2010 (for Windows OS) is installed on your local system.

  • SAP HANA Studio (32-Bit or 64-Bit for Windows) SP08 or higher.

Create a New BW Project in HANA Studio

Open SAP HANA Studio and create a new project. Go to Windows → Open Perspective → Other.

Create new BW Project

Select BW Modeling → Click OK as shown in the following screenshot.

Select BW Modeling

Next go to File → New → Project.

Go to File

In the next window, select SAP connection. You can select an existing connection or define a connection manually to add a new connection.

System connections are maintained in the SAP Logon. Click Ok.

SAP Logon

In the next screen, as shown in the following screenshot enter client, username and password. Click Next.

Enter Authentications

You can enter the project name and click Finish.

Enter Project Name

Now, right-click on your new root project folder and choose Attach SAP HANA System. Choose the preconfigured HANA system HDB and click Finish.

Click Finish

Only connected SAP HANA system can be attached. Select HANA system → Finish.

Select HANA System

To define a BW query on your InfoCube, select the InfoCube in BW Modeling Perspective, right-click and click New → BW Query and select the InfoProvider.

Define BW Query

Enter the name and description and click Finish. This is how you can add a BW query.

Enter Name and Description

You can apply different functions in BW query. You can apply filters, define local formulas for calculation, etc.

Apply Different Functions

To save a BW query, click the save icon.

Save BW Query

To preview your BW query, click the BW Reporting Preview in HANA Studio.

Preview BW Query
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