SAP BODS - DS Designer Introduction

Data Service Designer is a developer tool, which is used to create objects consisting of data mapping, transformation, and logic. It is GUI based and works as a designer for Data Services.

You can create various objects using Data Services Designer like Projects, Jobs, Work Flows, Data Flows, mapping, transformations, etc.

To start the Data Services Designer follow the steps given below.

Step 1 − Point to Start → All Programs → SAP Data Services 4.2 → Data Services Designer.

Point to Start

Step 2 − Select the Repository and enter the password to login.

Password to Login

Once you select the Repository and login to the Data Services Designer, a home screen will appear as shown in the image below.

Repository and Login

In the left pane, you have the project area, where you can create a new project, Job, data flow, work flow etc. In the Project area, you have Local Object library, which consists of all the objects created in Data Services.

Bottom Pane Object

In the bottom pane, you can open the existing objects by going to specific options like Project, Jobs, Data Flow, Work Flow, etc. Once you select any of the object from the bottom pane, it will show you all the similar objects already created in Repository under local object library.

On the right side, you have a home screen, which can be used to −

  • Create Project
  • Open Project
  • Create Data stores
  • Create Repositories
  • Import from flat file
  • Data Services Management Console