How to Create and Optimize Queries in SAP BW/4HANA for Real-Time Analytics
SAP BW/4HANA is a next-generation data warehouse solution that delivers real-time analytics in a single, logical view. It offers both cloud and on-premise deployment and integration with both SAP and non-SAP applications. You can easily integrate new types and sources of data, from social and customer behavior to sensor and machine learning insights. In this blog post, we will show you how to create and optimize queries in SAP BW/4HANA using the Eclipse-based query modeling tool.
Creating a Query Using the Eclipse-Based Query Modeling Tool
The Eclipse-based query modeling tool is a user-friendly and integrated environment that allows you to create, edit, and preview queries in SAP BW/4HANA. You can access the tool from the SAP Fiori launchpad or from the SAP HANA Studio. To create a query, you need to follow these steps:
- Choose the New BW Query option from the context menu of a BW project or an InfoProvider in the Project Explorer view. You can also create a query as a copy of an existing query by choosing the Copy To option.
- Enter a unique technical name and a description for your query. You can also add your query to your local favorites by choosing the Add to Favorites option.
- Select the InfoProvider that you want to use as the data source for your query. You can search for the technical name or a corresponding search term. The system will display a list of matching items for you to choose from.
- Choose Finish. The system will open the new query in the Eclipse Editor.
Configuring the Query Properties and Layout
Once you have created a query, you can configure its properties and layout using the General tab and the Sheet Definition tab in the Eclipse Editor.
The General tab allows you to set various options for your query, such as:
- Suppressing zero values or empty cells
- Enabling external access or remote access for your query
- Setting key date parameters or variables for time-dependent characteristics
- Generating HANA views from your query
- Defining currency translation or unit conversion settings
- Applying filters or conditions to your query
Sheet Definition Tab
The Sheet Definition tab allows you to define the structure and appearance of your query, such as:
- Dragging and dropping characteristics and key figures to the rows, columns, or free characteristics areas
- Defining hierarchies, exceptions, or calculations for your characteristics and key figures
- Formatting your cells, texts, or headers
- Adding charts, maps, or images to your query
Previewing and Optimizing Your Query
After you have configured your query properties and layout, you can preview and optimize your query using the Preview tab and the Query Monitor tab in the Eclipse Editor.
The Preview tab allows you to see how your query will look like when executed. You can:
- Apply drilldowns, filters, or sorting to your query result
- Switch between table view or chart view
- Export your query result to Excel or PDF
- Refresh your query result
Query Monitor Tab
The Query Monitor tab allows you to analyze the performance and quality of your query. You can:
- View the SQL statement and execution plan of your query
- View the runtime statistics and memory consumption of your query
- View the warnings or errors of your query
- Optimize your query by applying recommendations or best practices
In this blog post, we have shown you how to create and optimize queries in SAP BW/4HANA using the Eclipse-based query modeling tool. Queries are essential for accessing and analyzing data in SAP BW/4HANA. By using the Eclipse-based query modeling tool, you can create queries in a user-friendly and integrated environment that offers various features and options to enhance your queries.
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