BW on HANA Connection


Using BW powered by SAP HANA, you can achieve excellent performance in analytical reporting and data loading using HANA in-memory database capabilities. All BW functions performed in SAP HANA benefits from in-memory database and calculation engines for faster data processing.

To create a BW Project in HANA, you can use SAP HANA Studio. Go to Windows → Open Perspective → Other.

BW Project in HANA

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

BW Modeling

Next, go to File → New → Project.


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 the client, username and password. Click Next.

Enter the Client

Now, enter the project name and click Finish.

Project Name Click Finish

Right-click your new root project folder and choose Attach SAP HANA System. Choose the preconfigured HANA system HDB and click Finish. Only connected SAP HANA system can be attached. Select HANA system → Finish.


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.

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

BW Query

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

Local Formulas

To save BW query, click the Save button at the top of the screen.