This chapter discussed how to maintain characteristic and InfoCube data in BW.

Key Terms

Term Description
Change run The change run procedure activates characteristic data changes.
Request A request is a data load request from BW Scheduler. Each time that the BW Scheduler loads data into an InfoCube, a unique request ID is created in the data packet dimension table of the InfoCube.
Aggregate rollup The aggregate rollup procedure updates aggregates with new data loads.
InfoCube compression InfoCube compression aggregates multiple data loads at the request level.
Reconstruct The reconstruct procedure restores load requests from PSA.
Index Indices are used to locate needed records in a database table quickly. BW uses two types of indices, B-tree indices for regular database tables and bitmap indices for fact tables and aggregate tables. See Chapter 13 for more information on bitmap indices.
Statistics For a SQL statement, many execution plans are possible. The database optimizer generates the most efficient execution plan based on either the heuristic ranking of available execution plans or the cost calculation of available execution plans. The cost-based optimizer uses statistics to calculate the cost of available execution plans and select the most appropriate one for execution. BW uses the cost-base optimizer for Oracle databases.

For Further Information

• OSS Note 0181944, "Accelerate Hierarchy Attribute Change Run."

• OSS Note 0397403, "Aggregate Rollup Runs Slowly."


We will discuss how to tune query performance and load performance.

Part I. Guided Tours

Business Scenario and SAP BW

Creating an InfoCube

Loading Data into the InfoCube

Checking Data Quality

Creating Queries and Workbooks

Managing User Authorization

Part II. Advanced Topics

InfoCube Design

Aggregates and Multi-Cubes

Operational Data Store (ODS)

Business Content

Generic R/3 Data Extraction

Data Maintenance

Performance Tuning

Object Transport

Appendix A. BW Implementation Methodology

Object Transport

Appendix B. SAP Basis Overview

Object Transport

Appendix C. Glossary

Appendix D. Bibliography

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SAP Bw. A Step-By-Step Guide
Sap Bw: a Step By Step Guide for Bw 2.0
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